“I’m staying in the race no matter who gets in.”
That from Democratic United States Senate candidate Chuck Hassebrook. He plans to move forward with his campaign after Monday’s news that former U. S. Senator Bob Kerrey was reconsidering his decision to run for the seat now held by retiring Sen. Ben Nelson.
Hassebrook stated today he has the supporters and the financial resources for the campaign and will have whatever it takes to be competitive for both the primary and general elections.
Hassebrook stated he had spoken with Bob Kerrey prior to entering the race. He planned to support Kerrey if he ran and if not would bypass running for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents so he could enter the U-S Senate race. He says they discussed the deadlines in the decision making process so he would have time to make the necessary arrangements. Hassebrook also took a leave of absence from his position of Executive Director for the Center for Rural Affairs.
Kerrey could announce his intentions Wednesday. The deadline to file is Thursday.