Nebraska GOP Senator to Retire
He's one of only two Republicans backing Chuck Hagel
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 18, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington,Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, as the lame duck 112th Congress session began.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns has informed his state's governor that he doesn't intend to run for re-election next year, sources tell NBC News. Johanns is notable as the man who replaced Chuck Hagel in the Senate—and is now one of only two Senate Republicans publicly backing his defense nomination. He hasn't made headlines often, but you might remember the time he tried to ban Japanese cars, or the time he butted heads with John McCain over popcorn.

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Feb 18, 2013 7:15 PM CST
Maybe he's sick of the bull s*** in The Senate. He also knows that he won't win a primary because of his vote. Minority of Americans have been running the country & it will get worse if conservative voters continue to vote for Republicans.
Feb 18, 2013 12:29 PM CST
Good !!! Another RepubliCON bites the dust. Get rid of the whole bunch of useless AH's
Feb 18, 2013 11:56 AM CST
Popcorn and Japanese cars. Could there be anything worse?