Retirement watch: Which senators are quitting in 2014?
Jay Rockefeller won’t talk about it. Neither will fellow Democrats Tom Harkin, Carl Levin, Tim Johnson and Frank Lautenberg.
None of these senior senators will give a definitive answer about whether they’re running for reelection in 2014…
Landrieu said she’s not concerned having to run in a state where President Barack Obama lost by 17 percentage points to Mitt Romney.
“The people of my state aren’t going to be voting for the president — they’re going to be voting for me,” Landrieu said in an interview. “I think I’ve built a tremendous record of delivering big things for the state of Louisiana.”
On the Democratic side, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has been somewhat vague about his future. A retirement by the No. 2 leader in the Democratic Caucus would cause a significant shake-up in the Senate leadership hierarchy. His office pointed to a comment he made to Crain’s Chicago Business earlier this month when he signaled he’d run but left open his options.