No word from him. He’ll be in Nebraska this week, but his office says he WON’T make any announcements. However, Asian traveler (and Governor) Dave Heineman tells the LJS that he’s FULLY EXPECTS Johanns to run. Heineman follows that up with, “Let me just say I know Mike Johanns very well.” So there you go.
From Bruning campaign manager Jordan McGrain to the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “He was prepared to run against a two-term incumbent United States Senator – I think he’s proven that he’s not afraid of a challenge. Jon Bruning is in this race to win and will take on all comers, including Mike Johanns.” Clear enough?
Apparently was going to make an announcement today, but because of health issues with his mother-in-law, is holding off. We gotta think he’s in, right?
After the Hagel announcement, he said he’ll chat about it with friends and family (wonder if Earl B. Nelson is in that group?), and “if I believe that the entire field of both parties is void of the vision key to Nebraska economic security, I will enter the race for this Senate seat.” We think he’ll find a void.
Going to the Democratic Senatorial Committee to chat with Senator Chuck Schumer to see what he should do.
Waiting to see if anyone is going to lean on him to make him run.
Hoping Cosmic Bob doesn’t run and the Mayor stays at the Holiday.
Seeing if anyone is interested in what he’s selling. Otherwise, sleeping soundly on gold plated pillows.