Oh boy, How big is this? From Raw Story:
Elizabeth Dole, the Republican Senator from North Carolina, who was a one-time candidate for President of the United States, will not seek re-election in 2008, according to the blogger who was the first to publish former Congressman Mark Foley's e-mails with teenaged, male Congressional pages.
Seems to me, she was just running her mouth about looking forward to the '08 campaign...
And to continue from the linked story:
Lane Hudson, who blogged at Stop Sex Predators anonymously before being "outed" at Radar Online, reported the news at his new blog called News for the Left, citing a "confidential source on Capitol Hill." He claims that in the aftermath of the Republican Party's failure to secure their majority in the US Senate, Dole has become so "completely demoralized" that she is no longer interested in standing for re-election.
Completely demoralized? I wonder what has changed since just last week? Maybe she saw the handwriting on the wall? Maybe the RNC 'leadership' came to her and said they weren't going to back her? Maybe -fill in the blank-
Raw Story is supposed to have update coming...