Kent Conrad
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"Gaylord Kent Conrad" is a former United States Senate/United States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Democratic Party/Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1986, he served as chairman or Ranking Member of the United States Senate Committee on the Budget/Senate Budget Committee for twelve years.

On January 18, 2011, Conrad announced that he would not run for re-election in 2012, but will instead retire. Conrad said in a statement that it was more important that "I spend my time and energy trying to focus on solving the nation's budget woes than be distracted by another campaign." Fellow Democrat Heidi Heitkamp was elected to replace him.

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We have just had a massive disaster, ... This is not a time to be cutting services to the most needy among us.

Negotiating sugar trade in bilateral free trade agreements is a recipe for disaster for the U.S. sugar industry, and it is unnecessary.

It's the combination of massive tax cuts combined with massive spending on Iraq and Katrina when we already weren't able to pay our bills.

This has been a tough year for many of our farmers in North Dakota and across the nation.

National crisis that requires a national response.

He's highly intelligent. He has strong credentials. He is a conservative, but I think he is mainstream conservative.

You don't just stick with the same old plan when something of this consequence occurs.

If you look at his performance, his education, his attainments, that is the kind of person who has the quality to be in the Supreme Court. This man has a mind like a jewel.

I am impressed with his demeanor, his intelligence, his sense of humor, his modesty, ... Absent some bombshell, which I don't expect, I think he will be confirmed and quite handily.