Bob Kerrey says he will run for U.S. Senate in Nebraska

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Posted: Feb 29, 2012 5:19 PM
Bob Kerrey says he will run for U.S. Senate in Nebraska

(Reuters) - Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator, said on Wednesday he will run for the U.S. Senate.

The 68-year-old Democrat, who vied for his party's presidential nomination in 1992, said in a statement he planned to file the necessary paperwork this afternoon.

Kerrey's announcement comes after the Democratic incumbent, Senator Ben Nelson, announced he will not seek re-election. The Senate seat is one Republicans have set their sights on picking up in 2012.

(Reporting by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Paul Thomasch)