Nelson To Make Possible 2012 Run

U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, the lone Democrat in Nebraska's congressional delegation, says he plans to seek re-election in 2012 for now.  Nelson said Monday through spokesman Jake Thompson that he's focused on 2011 and getting the economy back on track.  Thompson said Nelson will make his final decision on whether to run “when it's time to focus on 2012.''  Nelson was a popular former governor known for his conservative bent.   He has earned praise over two terms in the Senate as a moderate who can work on both sides of the aisle.  But the Democrat has come under fire this year, after rankling Nebraska's conservative base in December when he provided the 60th vote needed to advance the Democrats' federal health care overhaul.