Retired Navy Commander Kirk S. Lippold is mulling a run for U.S. Senate in Nevada, two sources said Thursday. Lippold was commanding officer of the USS Cole in 2000 when it was attacked in an al-Qaida suicide bombing in the harbor of Aden, in Yemen. He retired from the Navy in 2007, according to a reviewjournal.com report
Kirk would join a crowded field wanting to take on incumbent Sen. Harry Reid, a Democrat. The deadline for filing is March 12.