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Earl Benjamin Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is an American politician from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. He was an attorney and insurance executive before being elected governor as a Democrat in 1990, and was easily reelected in 1994. He left the office in 1999 after two terms, not running for reelection and being succeeded by a Republican, Mike Johanns. He ran for a seat in the US Senate in 1996 but was defeated by Republican Chuck Hagel. However, he was nominated by the Democrats for the Senate in 2000, after his fellow Democrat, incumbent Bob Kerrey, announced his retirement. Nelson won that election. Nelson is among the leading "moderate" Democrats in the Senate.
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