Democratic Sens. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota won't seek re-election this fall, party officials say, bringing to four the number of open Senate seats Democrats must defend to protect their majority.http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-01-06-dodd-retirement_N.htm
Adding to the party's woes: officials said Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter planned to announce Wednesday that he won't run for a second term in November, according to two Democrats with knowledge of Ritter's decision.
Obama is destroying the Democrats' majority.