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  Bob Kerrey: Harry Reid offered ‘respect’ if he wins
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News DateThursday, March 8, 2012 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocrat Bob Kerrey shed a bit of light on the promises Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made to him before he agreed to jump in the Nebraska Senate race.

Kerrey, a former two-term senator, told the Omaha World-Herald that Reid gave Kerrey assurances that he would “respect” his previous 12 years of service when it comes to handing out committee assignments after the November election.

Reid, a Nevada Democrat, made no guarantees Kerrey would have his Senate seniority reinstated, Kerrey said. And while Kerrey requested help with fundraising, Reid made no firm commitments.

“The most important one was that when it came time to organize the Senate, he would respect my previous 12 years of previous service in the Senate, with no specific promise about seniority,” Kerrey told the newspaper in an article posted Thursday.

Kerrey had come under increasing pressure to explain the arrangement after admitting in media interviews that Reid had made him unspecified “promises” before he agreed to get in the race.
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