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Sen. Ben Nelson to retire

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The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Ben Nelson is set to announce that he will be retiring. (Photo: Associated Press)

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.

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