Ex-Senator From Nebraska Might Run Again, Reports Say

Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former senator from Nebraska, might have made a reversal and decided to run for office again, according to reports.

The Washington Post reported today that Kerrey, 68, has told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada that he plans to run again. Reid's office didn't confirm the call to ABC News. The AP reports that Kerrey is simply reconsidering his earlier decision not to get into the race.

A reversal would be good news for Democrats, who feared losing the seat being vacated by Sen. Ben Nelson. Kerrey, who was a senator from 1989 to 2001, said in early February that he wouldn't run because it wouldn't be right for his family.

A former governor and a presidential candidate, Kerrey has faced criticism from Republicans that his real home is New York City, not the redder Nebraska. He moved to New York to lead the New School (until 2010) after leaving the Senate.

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