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Topic - Bob Kerrey
In hindsight, Sen. John F. Kerry was the obvious pick for President Obama when he went looking for someone to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Obama's short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened Republicans.
Compensation for private college presidents has continued to drift upward, while the number crossing the $1 million barrier — a signal of prestige and a magnet for criticism — held steady at 36, according to a new survey.
In an election filled with disappointments for Republicans, the closely watched U.S. Senate race in Nebraska provided a rare bright spot.
Democrat Bob Kerrey is receiving an endorsement from former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel on Thursday, a potential boost in his effort to pull ahead in Nebraska's tight race for an open Senate seat.
Once thought to be a lock, Republican Deb Fischer is losing her edge in the race to represent Nebraska in the U.S. Senate.
The Senate race in Nebraska has taken a nasty turn.
For a candidate who once promoted universal health care and spent a decade leading one of the nation's most liberal universities, Democrat Bob Kerrey has embarked on a dramatic political makeover — one that now has him sounding more like a hardened fiscal conservative.
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In a bid to attract crucial independent votes, both candidates for Nebraska's open Senate seat are highlighting their willingness to buck their own party when necessary.
George Allen on Monday was among the first Republican U.S. Senate candidates to publicly condemn Missouri Rep. and Senate candidate W. Todd Akin's remarks on pregnancy and rape as he tries to join a sizable list of political comebacks that first began with an ill-timed bout of foot-in-mouth disease.
Super PAC ads will remain a part of the Nebraska Senate race.
Super PAC spending could get the boot from the closely watched Nebraska Senate contest.
"I always saw him as a heavyweight."
"Kerry had the courage, as did McCain and the other Kerrey, to move ahead," he said. "I saw firsthand his courage in standing up to these pressures and his intelligence and perspective."