OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he will not run for U.S. Senate, making the race to replace Republican U.S. Senator Mike Johanns wide open.
Heineman made the announcement Saturday — more than three months after Johanns announced he would not seek a second term in 2014. GOP attention immediately turned to Heineman, a popular governor who is restricted by term limits from seeking re-election.
Heineman had recently said he would announce his decision before the end of May.
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