AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson to retire
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
In this file Feb. 11, 2009 file
photo, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in
Washington. Sources say Nelson will retire.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska plans to retire rather than seek a third term, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday, a significant setback for Democratic efforts to maintain control of the chamber next year.
The people with direct knowledge of Nelson's decision told The Associated Press that the 70-year-old conservative Democrat will announce his plans Tuesday. They spoke on condition...