WASHINGTON — Nebraska politicians began considering possible replacements Saturday for Sen. Edward Zorinsky (D-Neb.), who died of a heart attack Friday night after dancing in a skit for an Omaha Press Club benefit.
State Democratic Party Chairman Tom Monaghan told reporters Saturday that he had asked Nebraska Gov. Kay A. Orr, a Republican, to choose Zorinsky's widow, Cece, a Democrat, to serve the remainder of his term, which expires in 1988.
Orr, who declined to comment on her possible choice until after Zorinsky's funeral today in Omaha, is also reportedly being asked to consider a number of Republicans. If she decides on a member of her party, the Senate would have 54 Democrats and 46 Republicans.
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Among the Republican names being mentioned in Nebraska were Reps. Hal Daub and Doug Bereuter, Eugene Mahoney, head of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and former GOP State Chairman Kermit Brashear.