Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns says he won't run for re-election in 2014
During an appearance in Sarpy County Monday afternoon, Johanns said he is retiring from the U.S. Senate because he and his wife Stephanie both felt that they've spent enough time in public service.
The 62 year old Johanns says he wants to spend more time with his wife and family in "a little quieter life." Johanns noted that he has spent 32 years either running for office or serving in office on the local, state and federal level.
He served as Agriculture Secretary under President George Bush. His wife is a former state senator. Johanns says he has "no big job'' lined up after he retires.
Johanns believes there are a number of good candidates who can do the job, although he didn't get specific. On Monday afternoon Governor Dave Heineman said "he would think about it" when asked if he would seek Johanns seat.