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Democratic Senator Ben Nelson to retire in 2012

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» Bye bye, Ben: Bowing out from what was expected to be a heavily-contested race in Nebraska, Democrat Ben Nelson has decided to retire from his seat in 2012, a move likely to disappoint those concerned with the Democratic Party’s ability to maintain control of the Senate. Nelson was one of the most rightward leaning members of the Democratic Senate (perhaps less so than Joe Manchin), having supported the Bush tax cuts and railing against the health care reform law as a “government takeover” before ultimately supporting it, with some big conditions: recall that infamous “cornhusker kickback?” Yeah, that was him.

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December 27, 2011 // 15:06 // 2 years ago
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  1. andrewgraham said: I hope the door doesn’t hit him too hard on his way out.
  2. alsson reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is such good news.
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