With Conrad retiring, who's North Dakota's next US Senator?
FARGO -- With Sen. Kent Conrad out of the picture, perhaps the right question isn't who will run for his seat in 2012.
"Maybe it'd be easier to figure out who isn't going to run for it," state Republican Party Chairman Stan Stein said, laughing.
Indeed, the lists of names being tossed around as possible candidates in 2012 are lengthy, according to party officials who reacted to Conrad's announcement Tuesday that he won't seek re-election next year.
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