Local leaders taken by surprise
Published 01/07/2010, The Jamestown Sun
One thing is consistent in the grassroots reaction to the decision by Sen. Byron Dorgan not to seek re-election this year. No one saw it coming. “I was stunned,” said Delores Rath, chairwoman for District 12 Republicans. “My phone was hot last night; it will be a big topic within the Republican Party.” The reaction was similar within Dorgan’s own party.Word count: 388
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