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Kerrey mulling comeback, revives Democratic hopes

Eric Ostermeier provides analysis relating to the Nebraska politician's odds at reelection.

Since the Senate was founded, only 22 senators have been re-elected to the chamber after a two-term or more gap, according to research by Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the University of Minnesota, who runs the web site Smart Politics. An even smaller sliver of those, Ostermeier said, have occurred in the "modern era" of political campaigns.

Associated Press
January 11, 2012

Also seen in New Hampshire Journal
January 11, 2012

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