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Former Sen. Kerrey, mulling comeback in Nebraska, revives Democratic hopes, raises questions
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ' More than a decade after he left Nebraska for New York City, former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey is considering an improbable comeback run for his old Senate seat.
It's a prospect even he rates as a longshot.
Kerrey tells The Associated Press he'd bet against himself, but he's giving the race consideration during a visit to Nebraska this week. The former senator would provide an instant jolt to the race to replace Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson who is retiring at the end of his term.
How the Nebraska Senate race unfolds is pivotal for both parties: Republicans need to net four seats in the 2012 election to take back the Senate. If Kerrey doesn't make the race, Republicans are extremely confident they'll have one of the four seats they need.