Skip to comments.Kerrey not running (Nebraska looks good)
Posted on 10/24/2007 12:35:00 PM PDT by bilhosty
Senate Republicans dodged a bullet Wednesday, as popular former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey has decided not to run for the seat of retiring Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)
In a statement, Kerrey said hell remain as president of The New School in New York.
I have decided I will not leave The New School to become a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska, Kerrey said. The reason is simple enough: For my family and me, now is not the time for me to re-enter politics as a candidate.
I figure Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia are lost unless somebody gets killed in an air plane crash. New Mexico will be lost if Richardson gets in the race. I suspect we will hold the rest. I just hope we can take down Mary in Louisiana and pick up some more some place else.
See my posted article just below yours about a new poll in ME showing Collins handily defeating her rival. RINO, yes, but . . . .
What Kerry failed to mention is that he’s still got Norman Hsu hung around his neck. I wonder if Hsu is still on the New School’s Board of Directors?
Yes, the senatorial races next look ummmm...”challenging” at best. Hagel is no big loss, he’s only slightly to the right of Kerry.
Mary’s over, done, kaput in LA, even if you ignore the fact that the name “Hillary Clinton” will be at the top of the ticket in every state.
It is beyond me how the folks of Colorado can let that happen. Everyone I know up there is conservative. I guess Denver, like Austin and now Dallas, have filled up with libs to dilute the outlying areas influence.
colorado isnt lost yet. im more worried about minnesota, the state that brought us walter mondale and paul wellstone,
I won’t give up on CO yet. Wasn’t there a poll recently that showed the race essentially tied? Sounds like the Republican has a shot. Perhaps if the right Republican is at the top of the ticket, then Sununu could pull an upset and win in NH too. If he loses though I guess that state is essentially gone. What a shame. I suppose Gregg would face a strong challenge in 2010, if he even bothers to run.
If a Republican replaces Chuck Hagel, does that count as a pick up?
Kerry is raking in too much money at New School(what with all the criminal on their board of trustees) to take a pay cut.
For WOT and anti-amnesty votes, I would say yes.
Calling Dr. Osborne! Calling Dr. Osborne! Senate seat, stat!
Good. It’s what I said before—why should Kerrey, having quit the political game and found a very nice job at the New School, reverse course now? If he didn’t want the job when he had it earlier, why would he want to fight for it now?
Still, it’s great news.
He’s a little busy now as the new Interim Athletic Director at UNL.
Dr. Tom, what is more important? The nation or Nebraska football? Oops. Wrong question to ask in Lincoln.
Eleven Republicans just voted for the nightmare act. Hagel was one and also Warner and Craig. All three are going to be gone from the next Senate. Also Smith, Collins and Coleman voted for it and although I think they will all be back 1-2 may not be.
>> It is beyond me how the folks of Colorado can let that happen. Everyone I know up there is conservative.
Ryneau Hagel is a sorry excuse for a senator and gives slimy politicians a bad name.
Yes, that's right. Despite better name recognition and funding, Udall is fighting some headwinds.
Colorado is still a blue state. We have a large Republican registration advantage. What has happened the last couple of election cycles is a handful of very rich liberals have used 547's to buy elections. (Thank you John McCain!) Still, the kind of Democrats who win here are moderates, or at least are good at pretending. Udall's seat is based in Boulder and he's never before needed to pretend, he's just been an unabashed liberal. In contrast, Shaffer is a solid conservative, but he's a very likable guy and has never come across as hard edged.
We definitely have a shot.
Don’t give up on us Virginian’s yet. It looks bleak, but things could turn around. Anyway, if the Iraq war falls out OK maybe Webb will go back to being a republican like Warner was.
Sununu will win re-election.
One of several upside surprises in 2008.
I hope you are right!
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