LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Nebraska governor and senator Bob Kerrey says he’s exploring a possible run for the U.S. Senate.
Omaha news station KETV reports ( HYPERLINK “http://bit.ly/w2LX4k” ) that he’s returning to Nebraska next week to talk with friends about the possibility.
Kerrey said he’ll come to a decision quickly on whether to pursue a bid in 2012. The deadline to declare candidacy for the spot is March 1.
Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, who currently holds the seat up for re-election this year, said last month he would not seek re-election. Kerrey said, at the very least, he plans to spend more time in Nebraska.
The 68-year-old Kerrey represented the state in the U.S. Senate for 12 years until 2001.
Information from: KETV, HYPERLINK “http://www.ketv.com/”
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