Nebraska’s Chuck Hagel retiring from Senate, not running for Pres.

The NY Times just sent me a “Breaking News Alert”:

Senator Chuck Hagel to Retire at End of Term

Mr. Hagel, the Nebraska Republican who had been mulling a run
for president, will not make a bid for the White House but
instead will retire at the end of his term in early 2009.

Former Senator Bob Kerrey is thinking about running for the seat. Nebraska could be a Democratic pick-up. At the very least, Mitch McConnell is going to have to fight very hard to keep a Republican seat in a very Republican state.


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