Democrats could lose their 60 vote super majority in the United States Senate this year.
Two prominent senators have decided not to run for re-election.
On Wednesday Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. announced that he's decided not to run again after serving five terms representing the Nutmeg State. Click here to view Dodd's statement.
Click play for more analysis from CBN News Washington Correspondent John Jessup on what this means for the Democratic party.
Dodd follows North Dakota's Byron Dorgan, who announced Tuesday that he's calling it quits at the end of this year.
Dorgan served a dozen years in the U.S. House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate in 1992. He said he has other interests he wants to pursue.
Polls showed both senators were not likely to win reelection bids with a majority of Americans saying the country is on the wrong track.