HEINEMAN WILL CONSIDER SENATE RUN WITH JOHANNS LEAVING

Posted 2 years ago

By John Axtell

Dave Heineman-1        Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he will consider a run for the U.S. Senate in the 2014 election now than incumbent Mike Johanns has announced he won’t seek re-election, but Heineman also says it’s too early to decide one way or the other.

Heineman told a Monday afternoon news conference about 6 that a U.S. Senate seat was “the farthest thing from my mind” until he received word earlier in the day that Johanns was stepping down.

Heineman is term-limited next year and said he wasn’t yet sure he wants to embark on another statewide campaign, and that he hadn’t yet discussed the possibility of one with his wife, Sally…adding that he could just easily see himself playing golf after he leaves office, or helping his son run his business.