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Omaha Public Radio News
1:59 pm
Wed December 28, 2011

UNO political scientist: Nelson decision an opportunity for new Democratic leadership

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

Omaha, NE – A UNO political scientist says Senator Ben Nelson's announcement is an opportunity for the state Democratic party to find new leaders.

Nelson announced Tuesday he won't seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. UNO political science professor Randy Adkins says he was surprised by Senator Nelson's announcement, given that the filing deadline for the 2012 race is three months away.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:21 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Sen. Ben Nelson not seeking reelection in 2012

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's senior U.S. Senator won't seek re-election next year.

Senator Ben Nelson announced Tuesday afternoon he's leaving the Senate after 12 years. Nelson, a Democrat, is currently serving his second term in the U.S. Senate. He also served two terms as Nebraska Governor.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairwoman Senator Patty Murray called Nelson "a loyal public servant to the people of Nebraska."

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