December 27, 2011


Nelson Expected to Retire

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) will announce his plan to retire later today, according to Politico.

"The White House and top Senate Democrats... had quietly mounted a pressure campaign to keep Nelson from retiring... But with Nelson stepping down, the Democrats' hold on the Senate is in serious doubt, although Democratic leaders believe they can still do so."

A wildcard: Former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) has been talking to top Democrats about possibly running again.










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