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Ex-Nebraska Sen. Kerrey Draws Down Campaign Account

Nearly a decade after leaving Congress, Nebraska Democrat Bob Kerrey is close to emptying a still-active campaign committee account that was in the seven figures even after he was no longer running for office.

Kerrey, who served in the Senate from 1989 through 2000 and is now president of The New School in New York City, gave a $120,000 charitable contribution in August to the University of Nebraska Foundation via his campaign committee, according to a third-quarter report recently filed with the Senate’s public records office.

That six-figure donation for Kerrey’s alma mater, along with a $4,000 contribution to the 2010 re-election campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left Kerrey’s campaign committee with $25,000 in the bank.