Former Congressman Hal Daub says he’ll stay retired from elective politics.
Daub, a Republican, says that at age 72 he has no interest in running for either the open United States Senate seat or for governor.
“They’re both important. If I were ten years younger, I’d be mighty tempted to run for governor. But, you have to make some decisions in life as the clock turns and mine is, candidly, one that relates to the pressure of these jobs,” Daub tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
Daub says simply that he had his chance.
“The governor’s race is one I had a chance to engage in years ago and passed it by,” Daub says. “Probably the biggest political mistake I ever made, because pretty easy to get to be a senator once you’ve been a governor. I just didn’t understand that 20 years ago.”
Daub has become active in a national movement to focus attention on the growing federal debt and offer solutions to reduce it, called Fix the Debt.