Heineman still considering Senate run
In past months, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has suggested he would likely not run for the U.S. Senate next year, previously saying the chamber's lack of discipline is "a factor" in his decision.
However, Heineman says he is still considering a run for the seat of Sen. Mike Johanns, who has already announced that he will not be seeking a second term. At the same time, Heineman said he does have reservations about serving in the Senate.
Heineman says the decision is taking a little longer than he thought, simply because it's a tough choice and a dramatic change becoming a Senator after being a Governor. He says the mentality of being a Senator is different, where the process is slower and takes longer. Where as Governor, he says "you can get things done every single day." Heineman says he will likely make a decision within the next 30 to 45 days.
Heineman, Nebraska's longest-serving governor, will be out of office in January 2015 after a decade in the governor's mansion. The end of his term coincides with the expiration of Johanns' Senate term. Heineman succeeded Johanns as governor in 2005, when Johanns stepped down to become agriculture secretary in President George W. Bush's cabinet.
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