As 2009 ended, Democrats watched a string of their House members announce retirements and one congressman defect to the GOP.Connecticut will probably stay blue, though, anything can happen. But North Dakota and maybe even Colorado have a good chance of flipping to the GOP.
Now, with Dodd, Dorgan and Ritter out, Republicans have even more to crow about, if not better opportunities to pick up Democratic-held seats.Democrats, who have a 60-40 Senate majority that includes two independents who vote with them, now will have to defend four open seats in the Senate.
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