Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey filed to run for Senate today, boosting Senate Democrats in a state considered a lost cause for the party ever since Sen. Ben Nelson (D) announced his retirement there.
Kerrey initial ruled out a bid earlier this month. But this week, Kerrey indicated he was reconsidering his choice just a few days before the filing deadline.
“Doing things the conventional way has never been my strong suit,” Kerrey said in a statement. “This afternoon, I will file to become a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska. I came to realize that my previous decision was the easy one, not the right one. My commitment to serve Nebraska and America, and to be part of the debate about the challenges we face was too strong to dismiss.” Full story