Cong. Fortenberry Declines Senate Run in Nebraska

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 9, 2012 · 11:34 AM EST

In a "significant shift" over the weekend, Cong. Jeff Fortenberry (R) will not run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska and is expected to seek reelection, according to Nebraska sources. 

Late last week, Fortenberry was coming to the brink, laying the ground work to enter the crowded Republican field, but according to a well-placed source, the congressman had a change of heart over the weekend.