Sen. Ben Nelson won’t seek reelection

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.

Republicans delight in Democrats’ Nebraska misfortune

Rubbing salt in the wounds.

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Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson won’t seek reelection to the Senate next year

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

The Nebraska Democrat will not seek reelection in 2012, which is good news for Republicans who hope to take control of the Senate.

Ben Nelson retirement: How does it affect the Senate landscape?

The Nebraska Democrat’s retirement means his seat is likely gone. But how does it affect the 2012 landscape?

Ben Nelson’s retirement makes life hard for Senate Democrats

His retirement offers the GOP a pick-up chance.

How big a Ben Nelson effect?

How big will it be?

Cruz endorses Pete Ricketts

‘I appreciate Pete’s opposition to amnesty and support for the rule of law,’ Cruz said in a statement.