Lt. Gov. Kim Robak, another possible Democratic candidate whose name has also been floated, would also have the benefit of being able to wait a little bit longer. There are also plenty of reasons for Kerrey -- who is in Nebraska this week as he makes up his mind -- to decide before March. Democrats had banked on Ben Nelson running for reelection throughout 2011, only to be left back at square one at the end of the year when he announced his retirement. The sooner Democrats can land a top recruit, the sooner they can start to campaign in the race. There is also fundraising; the quicker that begins, the better.
Two Different Deadlines in Nebraska
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