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Nebraska Republican Senator to Retire (Mike Johanns)
NBC News ^ | Monday, February 18, 2013 | Kasie Hunt

Posted on 02/18/2013 8:55:46 AM PST by kristinn

Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johnanns has informed Republicans in his home state that he will retire at the end of his current Senate term, GOP sources tell NBC News.

The first-term senator has informed Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman that he won't run for reelection in 2014, a Republican official said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: 113th; gopprimary; mikejohanns; ne2014

1 posted on 02/18/2013 8:55:52 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Sen. Mike Johnanns - Nobody knows who he is. Why? Because to MSM doctrine there are only 2 Republican Senators worthy of any attention at all, Gramnesty and the Maverick. All other R’s need not be interviewed.

2 posted on 02/18/2013 9:00:31 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: kristinn

Going to need to after he votes to confirm Chuck Hagel.

3 posted on 02/18/2013 9:00:34 AM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: kristinn

He’s not familiar to me. the article says he was one of two GOP Senators to publicly back Hagel for nomination.

OTOH, he was chosen by the Governor as Hagel’s replacement, and it’s pretty hard to not endorse someone you have replaced.

Is he a RINO, as I suspect? Maybe a placeholder for the Gov? Does anyone from Nebraska know if someone better might be put forward?

4 posted on 02/18/2013 9:02:39 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

Hagel, Bob Kerry, Ben Nelson and now this guy....what in the heck are yinz all smoking in Nebraska before you go to the voting booth?

5 posted on 02/18/2013 9:07:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cicero

You may be right. On the other hand, maybe he just did not want to continue to associate with the graft, corruption and crooks that make up Senate. Scratch Senate, make it the Congress and Washington D.C.

6 posted on 02/18/2013 9:11:57 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Nobody’s smoking anything. We’ve been busy ridding ourselves of the trash and the rinos; something a lot of other states would be well advised to try.

He was/is voting for Hagel and I believe he’s getting a bit of blowback from that decision. Some think he wants to run for governor again and I would say that is a likely prospect.

7 posted on 02/18/2013 9:14:11 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kristinn; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; ...

Thoughts on who may run?

8 posted on 02/18/2013 9:16:39 AM PST by randita
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To: kristinn

He is one of those pro-Hagel Republicans. Go figure.

9 posted on 02/18/2013 9:31:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: RJS1950
Nebraskans are nice people and I've always been impressed by their hospitality during my visits there. For some strange reason, they've always thought they had to have a Democrat and a Republican senator or, at very least, a Republican and a RINO. It may be part of the prairie empire syndrome which affects the Dakotas even more or it may be just part of the midwestern idea of fairness which harkens back to the days of William Jennings Bryan when there were actually decent, patriotic people in the Democrat party in substantial numbers.

That being said, who do conservatives have on the bench to compete for this seat?

10 posted on 02/18/2013 9:31:42 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

tom osborne?

11 posted on 02/18/2013 10:27:41 AM PST by naturalborn
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To: naturalborn

Lawrence Phillips

12 posted on 02/18/2013 10:41:20 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: RJS1950

If he wants to run for governor again he better not vote for Hagel...

I called his DC office to tell him to change his vote on Hagel, because Obama has not qualified (has no legally-verifiable birth facts, according to the HI state registrar) and so the 20th Amendment says Joe Biden has to “act as President”. The secretary sounded like she was either sleep-walking or stoned.

13 posted on 02/21/2013 2:59:19 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Vigilanteman

Rural Nebraska has to compete with Omaha. That’s how we get the results we get.

14 posted on 02/21/2013 3:01:12 PM PST by butterdezillion
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To: randita; kristinn; Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; BillyBoy; Perdogg

I hope that Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will take the plunge. Very conservative, and by 2014 will have served 10 years in the House.

15 posted on 02/21/2013 3:20:04 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Jeff Fortenberry and Dave Heineman are the two names I’ve seen put forward so far.

16 posted on 02/21/2013 3:27:34 PM PST by randita
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To: randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Impy

Everyone is waiting on Gov. Heineman. Personally, I wouldn’t mind Don Stenberg (good man, but has had a terrible time getting nominated), though this might be the year he can go for the Governorship (after the former Lt Gov Sheehy and original odds-on favorite to succeed Heineman was forced to resign).

17 posted on 02/22/2013 3:39:29 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kristinn

Ever since the late Carl Curtis retired, Cornhuskers have had a failed record of nominating and electing conservatives. It just never seems to happen and not for long if it does. Cornhuskeres must like to be “liked” and to support “winners”. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them fall on their swords for Jebbie in 2016 either.

18 posted on 02/22/2013 4:43:54 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: fieldmarshaldj; randita; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Perdogg

Stenberg has lost enough, time for him to give it a rest.

Heineman will be elected if he runs. He’s term limited out of the Governorship, which is also wide open since the GOP LT Governor resigned in a sex scandal.

19 posted on 02/23/2013 2:56:54 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy

Heineman says no to running for Senate. He wants to devote more time to completing his term as governor!

20 posted on 05/25/2013 12:09:53 PM PDT by huskerjim
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