The rumor on Leavenworth Street – 100% unsubstantiated, we might add – is that Nebraska Attorney General John Bruning is already making calls to get support for a 2008 run at the hopefully open seat left by present-U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel.
The word has it that Bruning even asked for Hagel’s support –which Hagel would not give. (Hagel has stated numerous times that he won’t give info on his political future — Presidential or Senate run – until after the November 2006 elections.)
Word has it that for about the last three weeks, Bruning has been calling Hagel supporters (gathered on his own) asking for their support.
This could set the stage for a GOP primary battle with other potential contenders such as 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry or any of the three GOP Senate candidates from this year (if Pete Ricketts doesn’t win).
(As for the Dems – any remotely viable candidates?)
No word yet on whether Bruning has yet spent any of his over $600,000 war-chest on yard-signs…