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.