(Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey will not be running for retiring Sen. Ben Nelson’s (D) Nebraska Senate seat.
“For many reasons I nearly said yes. In the end I choose to remain a private citizen,” Kerrey wrote in an email, according to the Associated Press. “To those who urged me to do so, I am sorry, very sorry to have disappointed you. I hope you understand that I have chosen what I believe is best for my family and me.”
After Nelson announced his retirement late last year, Kerrey was viewed as the best hope for Democrats to hold on to the seat.