October 5, 2007
October 5, 2007 - Mike Johanns said he will enter the Nebraska Senate race next week and will tour the state to announce his bid.
Johanns resigned as U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary last month and was widely expected to launch a bid for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Chuck Hagel at the end of next year.
Johanns was mayor of Lincoln from 1991 to 1998, then he was elected governor. He won re-election to a second term in 2002 and became agriculture secretary in 2005.