Thursday, March 8, 2007

Hagel's Future...America Waits to Find Out

Speculation About Hagel Announcement Begins

Speculation ran rampant today about just what Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will announce during a planned news conference early next week.

Hagel's options include a bid for the 2008 presidential nomination as either a Republican or an independent, a re-election race to the seat he has held since 1996 or retirement from elected office.

Most Republican observers believe that Hagel will announce a bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday in Omaha, but warn that he largely keeps his own counsel, making it difficult to predict his plans.

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Could Hagel Run As An Independent?
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- U-S Senator Chuck Hagel's anti-war stance and other issues could point to the possibility that he might run for president as an independent.

That's the word from Ross Baker, a congressional scholar at Rutgers University who served as a senior adviser to Hagel in 2000.

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1 comment:

merjoem32 said...

Sen. Hagel would be an interesting addition to the candidates of the 2008 presidential race. I will be keeping my eyes on him and his plans for the future.