Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is set to announce he will not seek reelection, dealing Democrats’ hopes of holding the Senate next year a significant blow.
Rubbing salt in the wounds.
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The Nebraska Democrat will not seek reelection in 2012, which is good news for Republicans who hope to take control of the Senate.
The Nebraska Democrat’s retirement means his seat is likely gone. But how does it affect the 2012 landscape?
His retirement offers the GOP a pick-up chance.
E.J. Dionne Jr.
How big will it be?
‘I appreciate Pete’s opposition to amnesty and support for the rule of law,’ Cruz said in a statement.