Three million in the bank and internal polling that showed him ahead was apparently not enough to keep Ben Nelson from announcing his retirement from the Senate; what makes this particularly entertaining is that the DSCC has already apparently dumped a million bucks on this race. Hey, do you know which Democratic Senators up for re-election in 2012 could have used that money?
ALL OF THEM.
PS: I am particularly thrilled by the fact that after January of 2013 I will no longer have to try to tell this guy apart from the other Senator Nelson. Of course, the question may have been moot anyway…