Jeff Bingaman

Senator Jeff Bingaman retiring in 2012, sources say

The five-term Senator will join Jim Webb and Kent Conrad on the list of Democrats stepping down in 2012


David Espo
February 18, 2011 11:15PM (UTC)

Democratic officials say Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico intends to retire next year rather than seek a new term.

Bingaman would be the latest in a string of departures to hit Democrats as they look ahead to the 2012 election season.

He is currently serving his fifth term.

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Democratic Sens. Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Jim Webb of Virginia have also announced they do not intend to seek a new term.


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