86
      Tuesday
      93 / 73
      Wednesday
      92 / 74
      Thursday
      93 / 76

      Sen. Ben Nelson to retire

      Sen. Ben Nelson is set to announce that he will be retiring.

      The Washington Post reports:

      Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is set to announce he will not seek reelection, leaving his seat as a strong pickup opportunity for the GOP in the 2012 election. Nelson could announce his retirement as early as today, according to sources familiar with his plans.