Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska to retire

By: AP
By: AP
Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska will not seek re-election next year.

US Capitol Dome (AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press has learned that Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska will not seek re-election next year.

Two sources say Nelson will announce his decision on Tuesday. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because Nelson has not yet made an announcement

Nelson's retirement will make it harder for Democrats to maintain control of the Senate. Democrats will have to defend 23 seats in next year's election, compared to 10 Republican seats.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 136273028 - kktv.com/a?a=136273028
Gray Television, Inc.