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Kerrey not running (Nebraska looks good)
Politico ^ | 10/24/2007 | Josh Kraushaar

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 he’ll 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.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 2008; kerrey; kerry; nebraska; senateraces
The news is just starting to get better.

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.

1 posted on 10/24/2007 12:35:01 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: bilhosty

See my posted article just below yours about a new poll in ME showing Collins handily defeating her rival. RINO, yes, but . . . .


2 posted on 10/24/2007 12:36:51 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: bilhosty

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?


3 posted on 10/24/2007 12:37:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: bilhosty

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.


4 posted on 10/24/2007 12:39:09 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: bilhosty

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.


5 posted on 10/24/2007 12:39:49 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: bilhosty
Dont count out Colorado yet. It will be close and it might just be possible to pull off a win. Udall has a lot of baggage that is going to make it tough for him.
6 posted on 10/24/2007 12:41:49 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: bilhosty

colorado isnt lost yet. im more worried about minnesota, the state that brought us walter mondale and paul wellstone,


7 posted on 10/24/2007 12:48:51 PM PDT by philsfan24
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To: taxcontrol

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.


8 posted on 10/24/2007 12:48:55 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: bilhosty

If a Republican replaces Chuck Hagel, does that count as a pick up?


9 posted on 10/24/2007 12:53:06 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: bilhosty

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.


10 posted on 10/24/2007 12:58:40 PM PDT by rod1
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To: GreenLanternCorps

For WOT and anti-amnesty votes, I would say yes.


11 posted on 10/24/2007 1:02:36 PM PDT by Rocko ( "Where's the global warming? It's freezing in here." -- Bob Dylan)
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To: bilhosty
As I posted on an earlier thread with the same subject:

Calling Dr. Osborne! Calling Dr. Osborne! Senate seat, stat!

12 posted on 10/24/2007 1:04:49 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: bilhosty

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.


13 posted on 10/24/2007 1:07:00 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Bushbacker1

He’s a little busy now as the new Interim Athletic Director at UNL.


14 posted on 10/24/2007 1:14:36 PM PDT by Rocko ( "Where's the global warming? It's freezing in here." -- Bob Dylan)
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To: Bushbacker1
Calling Dr. Osborne! Calling Dr. Osborne! Senate seat, stat!

Dr. Tom, what is more important? The nation or Nebraska football? Oops. Wrong question to ask in Lincoln.

15 posted on 10/24/2007 1:17:36 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: GreenLanternCorps

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.


16 posted on 10/24/2007 1:24:47 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: TNCMAXQ
I would be interested in seeing that poll. Do you have a url? Charlie Cook seems to think Udall should have a fairly easy time. But if our man is close I would be delighted.
17 posted on 10/24/2007 1:26:56 PM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Resolute Conservative

>> It is beyond me how the folks of Colorado can let that happen. Everyone I know up there is conservative.

Californicaters.


18 posted on 10/24/2007 1:39:31 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Baladas

Ryneau Hagel is a sorry excuse for a senator and gives slimy politicians a bad name.


19 posted on 10/24/2007 1:52:59 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: TNCMAXQ
Wasn’t there a poll recently that showed the race essentially tied?

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.

20 posted on 10/24/2007 2:00:42 PM PDT by colorado tanker (I'm unmoderated - just ask Bill O'Reilly)
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To: bilhosty

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.


21 posted on 10/24/2007 2:17:26 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: bilhosty

Sununu will win re-election.

One of several upside surprises in 2008.

JMHO.


22 posted on 10/26/2007 10:37:42 AM PDT by WOSG (The beatings will continue until morale improves)
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To: WOSG

I hope you are right!


23 posted on 10/26/2007 10:40:49 AM PDT by bilhosty
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