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  Hal Daub drops out of Nebraska Senate race
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Last EditedCOSDem  Sep 28, 2007 01:50pm
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News DateFriday, September 28, 2007 07:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Omaha Mayor Hal Daub announced today that he will drop out of the race to replace Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and will be voting for outgoing Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns in the GOP primary.

"It has become clear that the financial commitment required to conduct a successful race, through the primary, is a mountain that is too steep for us to climb,” he said this morning at the Omaha Press Club.

His withdrawal from the race sets up a GOP primary between two well-known statewide figures: Johanns and state Attorney General Jon Bruning. Financial adviser Pat Flynn is also running.

The decision comes at an unusual time: He just launched a $30,000 statewide advertising blitz this week portraying himself as the outsider in the race. He had recently criticized Johanns for leaving the Cabinet before the farm bill’s passage.
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