Sen. Bob Kerrey
presidential bid on December 13, 1998 at BACK PAC economic summit in
Senator from Nebraska; first elected in 1988, faces re-election in
Serves on the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Agriculture,
and Forestry Committee and is vice chairman of the Senate Select
Member of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare.
Chairs a multi-candidate PAC, Building America's Conscience and Kids (BACK PAC), he founded in March 1998.
Has been working on a book.
of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from January 1995-late
Co-chair, with Rep. Rob Portman, of the National Commission on Restructuring the Internal Revenue Service, which released its final report in June 1997.
Co-chair, with Sen. John Danforth, of the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform, which released its final report in January 1995.
Unsuccessfully sought the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination, emphasizing health care reform.
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988; re-elected in 1994.
Elected Governor of Nebraska in 1982, defeating an incumbent Republican; served one term, 1983-87.
Starting from scratch in 1972, built a successful chain of restaurants and health clubs.
in the elite Navy SEAL team. Wounded in Vietnam, Kerrey was
the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Lincoln, BS in Pharmacy, 1966.
Two children, Benjamin and Lindsey.
years old. Born August 27, 1943 in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Robert D. Novak. "True Medal." National Review, October 26, 1998, p. 22-25. >
Bob?" Capitol Style, June 1998.
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