- U.S. Senate polling
Unofficial results, according to the Nebraska Secretary of State:
Bob Kerrey ..... 65,003
Chuck Hassebrook..... 9,789
Steven Lustgarten..... 2,137
Larry Marvin..... 2,040
Sherman Yates..... 1,448
Deb Fischer..... 79,028
Jon Bruning..... 69,006
Don Stenberg..... 36,043
Pat Flynn..... 5,308
Spencer Zimmerman..... 1,578
Sharyn Elander..... 1,268
- Kerrey swinging into Kearney after primary
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey plans a Thursday stop in Kearney following Tuesday’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary.
Kerrey’s media stop in Kearney will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Thursday at Otis Air at Kearney Regional Airport.
Kerrey also had planned to stop today in Grand Island and Thursday in North Platte and Hastings during his statewide swing.
Other stops during the two-day campaign event were planned in Omaha, South Sioux City, Lincoln, Scottsbluff, Norfolk and Fremont.
- Kerrey pledges to work with Republicans if elected
OMAHA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey is highlighting his previous experience as a U.S. Senator and governor and pledged to work with Republicans if elected.
Kerrey spoke Tuesday night to The Associated Press after easily winning the Democratic nomination. Democrats are counting on Kerrey to help them retain a seat viewed as one of the Republicans' best opportunities for a pickup, which would push them closer to a Senate majority.
He will face Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer in November. Kerrey says he didn't think Fischer's win Tuesday changed the dynamics of the election and says the only way to accomplish goals is to work "across party lines."
Kerrey also pledged that his team will "knock on 800,000 doors between now and Nov. 6."
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:00 am
UPDATED: LINCOLN -- Deb Fischer ran a stealth campaign.
The state senator from Valentine who scored one of the biggest upsets in Nebraska political history Tuesday started to surge in the polls at the perfect time — early enough to win and too late for her opponents to respond.
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