Following Senator Mike Johanns announcement Monday afternoon, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry issued a statement saying he will consider running for the United State Senate.
His office released the following statement:
"Most importantly, today is a day to thank Mike Johanns for his distinguished career of service; he is a model public servant. Given this turn of events, I feel compelled to say I will consider a run for the United States Senate. I will listen to Nebraskans, explore the questions of how I might most effectively serve, and weigh the demands of such an endeavor with my family."