Surprising many, Nebraska’s two term Senator Ben Nelson announced his retirement from the Senate and will not seek re-election.
To hear and see his announcement you can view the Senator Nelson YouTube video below:
Here are some links from Senator Nelson’s website and social media:
Here are some links from a variety of different sources and perspectives:
Journal Star: Nelson won’t run again; state and national implications
Omaha World Herald: Nelson Leaving Senate, not retiring
The Boston Globe: Senator Ben Nelson won’t run for reelection in 2012
San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., won’t run for re-election
New York Times: A Snapshot of the Race for the Senate
New York Times –Blog: Nebraska Senator Won’t Run Again
San Francisco Chronicle: Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson Says He Won’t Run in 2012
Los Angeles Times: Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska won’t seek third term
New York Daily News: Sen. Ben Nelson won’t seek re-election, imperiling Democrats’ hold on the Senate
New York Times: Nelson to Quit the Senate, Giving GOP an Advantage
Wall Street Journal: Nelson’s Retirement Gives GOP a Lift
Salt Lake Tribune: Sen. Ben Nelson retiring, dealing blow to Democrats
Washington Post –Blog: Ben Nelson retirement: How does it affect the Senate landscape?
Christian Science Monitor: Without Ben Nelson, can Democrats keep control of Senate in 2012?
Huffington Post: Ben Nelson Retirement Exposes Efficacy, Waste Of Outside Money
USA TODAY: Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson to retire
Washington Post-Blog: Sen. Ben Nelson won’t seek reelection
Washington Post –Blog: Republicans delight in Democrats’ Nebraska misfortune
BBC News: Democratic Senator Ben Nelson to retire
Washington Post: Sources: Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, to retire
msnbc.com –Blog: Recommended: Ben Nelson won’t seek re-election in ’12
Please comment on the impact of this announcement on the Democratic party and the Senate race in Nebraska.