Well this one had us spitting coffee this early morning.
Chris Cilliza of the Washington Post blog, The Fix, says that former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr has been approached to run for Senate in 2012.
And her reaction?
“I can’t see any set of circumstances that would persuade me to get in there again,” Orr said. “I’m flattered that I’ve had some people suggest that I do so. They think it would be an interesting rematch.”
Asked whether that meant she was ruling out a challenge to Nelson, Orr said with a laugh: “Is that what I just said?
OK, look, Orr would be 73 in 2012. We are not saying that disqualifies her or anything, but it is not like she has been heavily involved in the political scene since her defeat to Ben Nelson…TWENTY years ago. We have no doubt Orr is flattered, but we aren’t going to get riled up just yet.
Then again, Ben Nelson ain’t exactly a Spring chicken either. So maybe they could re-match up.
The thing is here, there are apparently people going around trying to find alternatives to Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg.
We heard the name of Rex Fisher sort of out of nowhere. And now Orr.
And then in another story, The Fix quoted David Kramer saying:
“There are people that are hoping that a candidate captivates them more than Jon does.”
Is another big name GOPer needed in this race? We probably haven’t heard the last of the names being thrown around.
And as long as The Fix is keeping busy, note that Don Stenberg Tweeted (well, he tried anyway) The Fix story that said he is “absolutely” in.
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