“We’re hiring staff. We’re raising money. We’re doing the various elements of putting a campaign together,” Johnson told Roll Call on Friday. “He always takes his time making a final decision, but unless there’s some unforeseen circumstance that causes a change, he’s definitely running.”
Kerrey said it’s likely that if Nelson were to decide not to run, there would be a competitive primary on the Democratic side, too, but he hoped that wouldn’t be the case.
“I’ve talked to him and told him that if he decides to run, I’ll do whatever I can to help him. It’d be a terrible loss for Nebraska if he decides not to run,” Kerrey said.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.