(CNN) - Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer will win the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, CNN projects, and will face the winner of the Democratic primary, former Sen. Bob Kerrey, in November. Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring, leaving an open race.
(CNN) – Former Sen. Bob Kerrey will win the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska, CNN projects. Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring, leaving an open race.
(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Nebraska, CNN projects.
Washington (CNN) - With their eyes on winning control of the U.S. Senate in November, Republicans will be looking Tuesday to the primary for Nebraska's open seat, where the yet-to-be-decided Republican candidate is already favored over the former senator expected to win the Democratic nod.
Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring, leaving an open race rated by two prominent independent political handicappers as "likely Republican" and "Republican favored."FULL STORY
(CNN) – The Nebraska Republican Party will push forward in court with a challenge to the residency of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey, the group confirmed Tuesday.
Kerrey, who served as a Nebraska senator from 1989-2001, later moved out of the state to serve as president of The New School in New York City.
(CNN) – Nebraska airwaves are about to get a lot more political. On Tuesday, former Sen. Bob Kerrey announced he was launching two television spots promoting his U.S. Senate bid, the same day the conservative group American Crossroads said it was buying radio time to slam the Democratic candidate.
Kerrey's campaign ads, each 30 seconds long, are positive spots giving voters a picture of Kerrey's campaign platform. In "Step Up," the candidate says: "America needs to step up its game. Our government is dysfunctional, our schools are not performing at world standards, our competitors are stealing our technology and our debt is crippling our future."
(CNN) – Two days after Democrat Bob Kerrey announced his intention to run for Senate in Nebraska, Republican candidate Jon Bruning released his first ad attacking the former senator.
The spot, which will begin airing statewide Friday, attempts to paint Kerrey as a moderate "New York liberal," in contrast to the "conservative" Bruning.
(CNN) – Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey on Wednesday officially announced his bid to recapture his old Senate seat in Nebraska.
"Doing things the conventional way has never been my strong suit," Kerrey said in a statement. "This afternoon, I will file to become a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska."
(CNN) – Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Tuesday that he won't run for the open Senate seat in Nebraska that he once held, deflating Democrats hopes of keeping the seat in party hands.
"I have given the decision of becoming a candidate for the U.S. Senate very serious thought and prayer. For many reasons I nearly said yes. In the end I choose to remain a private citizen," said Kerrey in a statement. "To those who urged me to do so, I am sorry, very sorry to have disappointed you. I hope you understand that I have chosen what I believe is best for my family and me."