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Nelson: Likely To Run, GOP: It could Be Rocky
wowt.com ^ | 11/9/2010 | AP/WOWT.com

Posted on 11/09/2010 12:44:30 PM PST by NEMDF

Nebraska Democrat, Senator Ben Nelson, says he plans to seek re-election in 2012. The Nebraska Republican Party Tuesday released a poll suggesting it could be a tough race for the Senator.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: bennelson; bennelsonussenate; ne2012; nebraska; senate2012
Excerpt, see article at link. Comments are entertaining.
1 posted on 11/09/2010 12:44:34 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF
Thompson said Nelson will make his final decision on whether to run "when it's time to focus on 2012."

So it's not a final decision. I think he'll probably discover a need to spend more time with his family when he focuses on his next move.

2 posted on 11/09/2010 12:49:42 PM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: NEMDF
I hope he's history. We need senators and reps that think of the whole country and not just their state or district anymore. I live in Nebraska, and the kickback was an embarrassment.
3 posted on 11/09/2010 12:50:04 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: NEMDF

Punctuation is important! Your headline is totally misleading as to what the headline states and what the article says!


4 posted on 11/09/2010 12:51:09 PM PST by Joann37
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To: NEMDF

I’m not voting for the SOB.


5 posted on 11/09/2010 12:51:47 PM PST by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting me.)
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To: NEMDF
Amazing how many centrist mid West moderate dems vote the same way as a avowed Socialist from Vermont.
6 posted on 11/09/2010 12:52:14 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Conservative yes, Republican no.)
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To: NEMDF
So what does he want to do now, come over and embarass the GOP with another kickback scheme?

I don't trust dem-to-GOP party switchers, to me they're RINO's on steriods.
7 posted on 11/09/2010 12:52:31 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Heineman (not running) and Bruning (running) both crush Nelson in this poll released by the Nebraska GOP.


8 posted on 11/09/2010 12:54:58 PM PST by Crichton
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To: NEMDF

If we’re dismantling Obamacare one piece at a time, removing the Cornhusker Kickback would be a priority.


9 posted on 11/09/2010 1:02:50 PM PST by lurk (A)
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To: NEMDF

The worthless, lying SOB shoveled BS about being conservative and representing the will of the people of Nebraska. Wonder of wonders, the state GOP went further toward supporting him than they did the GOP candidate. This time around bad hair Ben is on the way out and I hope he stays out of state permanently. He is a democrat and democrats lie, cheat and steal; they are not our friends they are enemies of the Constitution and the Republic.

FUBO & FAD


10 posted on 11/09/2010 1:05:08 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: FrankR

He won’t change parties..he’d lose a primary in 2012..


11 posted on 11/09/2010 1:05:39 PM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: lurk

Don’t remove the Cornhusker Kickback, make it apply to all of the states. It just amounted to an exemption like the ones applied to unions and other groups.


12 posted on 11/09/2010 1:06:52 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ken5050

I agree, I don’t think he’s considering changing parties. The headline could be interpreted as implying he’s switching, IMHO.


13 posted on 11/09/2010 1:08:32 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

He gave us Obamacare. We give him the boot.


14 posted on 11/09/2010 1:12:57 PM PST by cartervt2k
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To: Crichton

Let him run again, it will be a slaughter.


15 posted on 11/09/2010 1:13:51 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: NEMDF

I hope Benedict runs so I can vote against him.


16 posted on 11/09/2010 1:20:23 PM PST by a_screen_name
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To: RJS1950

Don’t remove the Cornhusker Kickback, make it apply to all of the states. It just amounted to an exemption like the ones applied to unions and other groups.

************

Works for me.


17 posted on 11/09/2010 1:25:25 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: NEMDF

18 posted on 11/09/2010 1:54:45 PM PST by chopperman
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To: throwback

Did you hear old Bennie on the radio (KFAB) today saying the vote indicated that people wanted the Dems and Pubbies to work together? If he truly believes that, it’s time he retire.


19 posted on 11/09/2010 2:51:59 PM PST by Vor Lady
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To: NEMDF

Go ahead, Benedict, seek re-election. I’ll be happy to vote to hand you your arse on a platter. Get out of Omaha and Lincoln and this guy is incredibly unpopular. He thinks we’re all so stupid we’ll forget about the hellcare fiasco.


20 posted on 11/09/2010 3:47:33 PM PST by greatplains
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To: throwback

BUT.....he is voted in by the people in his state and he should be representing their interests over people in another state.

That is the system


21 posted on 11/09/2010 5:46:21 PM PST by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks NEMDF.
Nebraska Democrat, Senator Ben Nelson, says he plans to seek re-election in 2012. The Nebraska Republican Party Tuesday released a poll suggesting it could be a tough race for the Senator.

22 posted on 11/09/2010 5:51:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: greatplains

The treachorous SOB also has to run in NE with Obama at the top of the ticket. Good luck with that.

Nelson was complicit in the most vile, deceitful and corrupt episode in modern American public policy. Millions of unborn babies will be slaughtered if this legislative monstrosity is not repealed, defunded and strangled, root by root.

Nelson is never to be forgiven.


23 posted on 11/09/2010 6:10:26 PM PST by mwl8787
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To: NEMDF

He’ll probably get re-elected. :(:(:(


24 posted on 11/09/2010 6:32:23 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: FrankR

There is talk that Gov. Joe Manchin of WV may switch to the GOP after being seated in the Senate.


25 posted on 11/09/2010 11:01:19 PM PST by no dems
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To: RJS1950

Good thinking. And the Gator Aide for Florida and the Louisiana Purchase.


26 posted on 11/10/2010 12:34:54 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: no dems

Shooting the communist cap and trade bill between the eyes did not endear him with the Commiecrats.


27 posted on 11/10/2010 12:36:01 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: Joann37; NEMDF

Yo Adrian!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 11/10/2010 4:59:52 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: NEMDF

It will be interesting to watch how he behaves during a lame duck session. The Left still is focused on homosexualizing the military, among other things, and Nelson could play a critical role in either supporting or opposing this effort.


29 posted on 11/10/2010 5:44:37 AM PST by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Tzimisce

I would not bet on that. He made an ass of himself with the Cornhusker Kickback.


30 posted on 11/10/2010 2:38:23 PM PST by DHSMostWanted (I'm too good to be a Democrat)
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