University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ben Nelson.
A public relations representative for Hassebrook, Aaron Farber,
confirmed Friday that Hassebrook will run.
The news of Hassebrook's intention comes three days after former
U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey announced his decision not to seek the seat
and only days before the state's Feb. 15 filing deadline for
Hassebrook, of Lyons, has been a regent for District 3, which
covers 15 counties in northeast Nebraska, since 1994.
He's also executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs, a
grass-roots nonprofit that advocates for rural communities