No final decision from Kerrey

By: Ian Hest
ihest@klkntv.com

Nebraska is still waiting to hear Bob Kerrey's decision on whether or not he will run for Nebraska Senate.

He hasn't made a final decision, but that hasn't stopped former Senator Bob Kerrey form being the early talk of the race. Kerrey, who served as Nebraska's senator for 12 years and governor for four, was expected to make a decision this week but took more time to talk with his family.

Kerrey's potential entrance into the race has already brought attacks directed towards him. Radio and TV ads have said Kerrey has lost touch with Nebraskans since moving to the East coast over a decade ago, but Kerrey maintains that he's stayed close with his Nebraska ties and still spends a lot of time in the state.

“It's not 'bean–bag politics' so it'll be that and some other things. I just don't think it's a terribly credible or effective argument given the relationship I have with the state, the experience that I have with the state,” said Kerrey. Democrats say attacking Kerrey before he even enters the race proves his strength.

While Kerrey is expected to make his decision soon, he still has time to wait if he chooses. The deadline to file is March 1st.