|Following up on NNN's previous post, the Omaha
World-Herald chimes in with some additional details and a slightly different
take on Bob Kerrey's potential return to Nebraska's campaign trail:|
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey told trustees at his New York university
Thursday that he is seriously considering running for the Senate again if
Republican Chuck Hagel announces his retirement.
"I'd like the answer to be 'yes' or 'no' as close to when Chuck makes his
decision," Kerrey said in an interview. "I wanted to let them know the answer
might be yes"....
Kerrey, a Democrat who served two terms in the Senate and one as Nebraska's
governor, said the New School trustees understood why he is interested in
possibly returning to public life. He said they hope he decides not to leave the
"The odds still favor me saying no," Kerrey said.
If he were to win election again, Kerrey said, he suffers no illusion that he'd be happier than he is now. "It's not about happiness," Kerrey said. "It's about does the country need me to try?"Kerrey said he has been giving serious thought to the race because he thinks he could contribute to shaping American policies on national security, intelligence, trade and entitlement programs, such as Social Security and Medicare....
If Hagel decides not to seek re-election, Kerrey said he will announce his own plans soon after. He has talked the matter over with his wife and would decide with her, he said."In some ways, it's not a difficult decision. It's just, do I want to do it?"
I don't know, Bob. You tell us.
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