We always figured that without a guarantee that he could coast into Chuck Hagel’s seat, New Yorker Bob Kerrey would not run for the Senate.
So with Kerrey’s announcement, do the Dems have another shoe to drop?
We don’t think there’s any way that Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey will run.
1) While Fahey would love to be a member of the Senate “club” (his word), there is no way his heart would ever be in for a statewide campaign, where he wouldn’t be guaranteed a win.
2) Fahey has plenty on his plate right now with the CWS stadium mess.
Does that bring the Dems back to (sigh…) the “Hot
Rancher Ranch Hand” Scott Kleeb?
Unlike Kerrey, or even Fahey, it’s unlikely that Kleeb would have a shot against any of the current GOP crop (hey, including Pat Flynn). So why would Kleeb get in this race if it’s a sure-bet loser? Does he want to be the Dem’s perennial sacrificial lamb? Doubtful.
Steve Achepohl, get Kate Witek on the line!