I’ve got to get going, but don’t think I haven’t been reading about Domenici’s impending retirement. I’ll have more thoughts later. As usual, I’ll refer you to Heath’s place for the latest throughout the day. Of course, there’s one point he makes:
insists he isnâ€™t interested in the Senate race, and Democrats have the increased difficulty of deciding whether to gamble that he wonâ€™t change his mind if (or when) he loses the Democratic presidential primary. Richardson
Regardless of what happens in early 2008 (potential Senate candidates will have to file petitions in February), the state Democratic party would always replace a primary nominee (see the GOP in the 2006 New Mexico gubernatorial race) if Richardson does want in.