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Exclusive: Hassebrook to Back Kerrey

By   /   March 7, 2012  /   8 Comments

Nebraska Watchdog has learned that Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is dropping out of the U.S. Senate race and will endorse his fellow Democrat, Bob Kerrey.

The state Democratic Party announced this morning that a “joint announcement regarding their campaigns” would be made by Hassebrook and Kerrey today at 10:30 a.m. at the Omaha Press Club.

Hassebrook entered the race last month after Kerrey said he was not going to run. Last week when Kerrey changed his mind and jumped into the race Hassebrook was clearly upset.

When reports first circulated that Kerrey was getting in Hassebrook said he didn’t believe it because Kerrey just told him a few days earlier that he would help with Hassebrook’s campaign.

“Bob Kerrey is a man of integrity,” Hassebrook said. “I gave up my seat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents based on his word. I do not believe he would go back on it.”

Stay with Nebraska Watchdog for more on this developing story.

Reported by Joe Jordan, joe@nebraskawatchdog.org

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  • http://homepage.mac.com/gerardharbison/blog/RWP_blog.html Gerard Harbison

    Meanwhile, John Gale is investigating Bob Kerrey’s shenanigans in trying to get regisstered before the March 1 deadline.

    Might be a mistake to drop out before it’s clear whether Kerrey even qualifies.

  • Jake

    Yeah, just like Hagel was a registered voter in Virginia when he filed for US Senator. And how about the REAL carpetbagger from Dallas who is running against Senator Ken Haar in Lincoln? Hey Republicans you may have to eat these words, fools!!

  • Seriously?

    Um….hmmmmm. So how do we go from “integrity” and “based on his word” to backing? Is Bob or Chuck the one who should be wearing the “Cosmic” label? This is so confusing.

  • ToucheTurtle

    Well, it sounds like the Grand Old Party got to Mr. Hassebrook, and now maybe he has been promised he can be an Ambassador to Syria, Libya, Egypt, or some Middle East country where his expertise and charm can be put to work “for the good of the Big Dogs!”

    So this guy never was a serious candidate? Was his name thrown out there ONLY when it appeared that “Good Old Bob” was not going to step up to preserve “Turncoat Ben’s” seat in Washington? I think perhaps Mr. Hassebrook needs to consider retiring COMPLETELY from public life. This decision he has made says he caves in really easy . . . . “Let’s Make A Deal!” is alive and well, even here in Nebraska!!! And the very LAST thing that Nebraskans need is another guy who does NOT care what Nebraskans want . . . the PARTY comes first no matter what!!!

    So have a nice life Mr. Hassebrook. You days of drawing a paycheck off the taxpayers of Nebraska are probably just about over!! I hope you enjoy your retirement.

  • What!

    Maybe Chuck can go to New York and run for Senate.

  • Biff

    Touche Turtle — when you note that ‘the very LAST thing that Nebraskans need is another guy who does NOT care what Nebraskans want…the PARTY comes first no matter what’ — I assume you’re talking about Mr. Johanns, right? Or Lee Terry? No — Adrian ‘I haven’t had an original thought since 8th grade’ Smith? Jeff ‘Carpetbagger’ Fortenberry? Talk about party guys….

  • http://homepage.mac.com/gerardharbison/blog/RWP_blog.html Gerard Harbison

    Chuck Hagel had moved back to Nebraska four years before he filed for the Senate seat. Try to keep up.

  • DANNY

    BIFF IS RIGHT ON THE MARK!!

    ONE OTHER EXAMPLE—HAL DAUB RETURNED TO OMAHA AND REGISTERED AQT A RELATIVE’S HOME TO RUN(SUCCESSFULY) FOR MAYOR,DIDN’T HE?

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