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    Ben Nelson retiring from Senate

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    JOHN BRESNAHAN
    | 12/27/11 1:09 PM EST Updated: 12/27/11 4:32 PM EST
    Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announced his retirement from the Senate Tuesday, delivering a serious blow to Democratic efforts to hold on to the majority in the chamber next November.
    “There’s much more that needs to be done to keep America strong. And while I relish the opportunity to undertake the work that lies ahead, I also think it’s time for me to step away from elected office, spend more time with my family, look for new ways to serve our state and nation. Therefore, I am announcing today that I will not seek reelection,” Nelson said in a video posted on YouTube, titled “What’s Next.” “Simply put, it’s time to move on.”




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    This will put a crimp in the Dem's senate plans.
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    Re: Ben Nelson retiring from Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This will put a crimp in the Dem's senate plans.
    Yep, he saw the handwriting on the wall. Guess that bribe from the healthcare bill wasn't enough to ensure his reelection.

    He makes the 7th Dem Senator to announce their retirement.

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    Re: Ben Nelson retiring from Senate

    "another one bites the dust, and another one bites the dust"...keep 'em comin' boys, things are starting to look normal again and there is light at the end of the tunnel after all.

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    Re: Ben Nelson retiring from Senate

    good riddance
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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