Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hagel may squeeze into field

Hagel may squeeze into field

Nebraska senator opposes Iraq increase

By MEG HECKMANMonitor staff

State Sen. Bob Odell averages a phone call a day from someone curious about his old friend Chuck Hagel. Maybe they saw him on the Sunday morning talk shows, decrying President Bush's latest plan for Iraq, or perhaps they like his ideas about reducing the federal deficit.

Whatever spurs them to call, their question is usually the same: Is Hagel running for president?

As of Tuesday, Hagel, a Republican senator from Nebraska, remained undecided, telling the Monitor in a phone interview that he's a few weeks away from making a decision....

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