The LJS’s Don Walton is Tweeting (remember when reporters just reported stuff?), that Democrat University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook will announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
No word from Democrat state Senator Steve Lathrop. OWH’s Robynn Tysver tweeted yesterday that Lathrop sounded like he was not going to do it, and noted today that he would announce his decision on Monday. Watchdog’s Deena Winter countered that she did not get the “likely not running” vibe from Lathrop when they spoke.
At this point we would be very surprised to see Lathrop get in. In theory, a primary could benefit the winning candidate — if they really thought they could win in November. But find us anyone who really thinks that is likely.
Updates and more later…
**Update 11:25 AM**
The OWH has confirmed the LJS report — via unstated sources (how come people only get angry and indignant when WE do that…).
Robynn Tysver follows up with this on Lathrop:
State Sen. Steve Lathrop said this morning he plans to take the weekend to decide on the race. Lathrop denied this morning that he was moving away from running. He also said Hassebrook’s decision would have no impact on his.
You hear that Chuck? NO impact! None!
And if he decides he doesn’t want to run, it’s because of his family! You hear that??? Not you! His FAMILY!
(Consider this a Double Dog Dare, Senator Lathrop…)