Osborne Won’t Run

Republican Congressman Tom Osborne told party leadership this week that he will not run for Senate in 2006.

State Republican Party Chairman David Kramer says Osborne will not challenge Democratic Senator Ben Nelson in two years. Kramer says Osborne told him of his intention Wednesday afternoon. Congressman Osborne says he didn't feel he could commit himself at his age to another eight years in Congress.

Kramer says Osborne continues to consider a run for Governor in 2006. But he says he doesn't expect Osborne to make an announcement relative to that decision until May or June.