Wright Reportedly Set to Retire

Liz has word that Republican state Senator Jim Wright will be stepping down.

Democrats would, naturally, like to pick up his seat, but it would be a tough fight under any circumstances, given the 48th district’s Republican lean.

“I think it’s a Republican seat,” one Democratic lawmaker told me, “And now that Eliot isn’t so popular, I’m not sure what the argument is to vote against your inclination and elect a Democrat. I’d be surprised if we can win that seat.”