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Ex-Senator from Nebraska to Run Again, Report Says

Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former senator from Nebraska, has made a reversal and decided to run for office again, The Washington Post reports.

His decision is good news for Democrats, who feared losing the seat being vacated by 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.

Kerrey, 68, has told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada of his plans, the Post reported.  Reid’s office didn’t confirm the call to ABC News.

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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