(CNN) - Is the Nebraska battle to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson tightening up?
Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer is considered the clear favorite over her Democratic opponent, former Sen. Bob Kerrey, but a new poll suggests Kerrey is closing the gap. And a conservative super PAC that supports Republican candidates is going up with a new ad buy in the state in support of Fischer.
Washington (CNN) - American Crossroads and its affiliated group Crossroads GPS are going up with television commercials in six more states with competitive Senate races.
The pro-Republican independent groups, co-founded by Karl Rove, last week went up with spots in three other states with crucial contests that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate next year. And Crossroads has already dished out big bucks over the past six weeks to put up television commercials in key battleground states that are critical of President Barack Obama.
(CNN) - Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer won the Republican nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, official results showed, beating two better-funded candidacies for the opportunity to face off against a former U.S. Senator for the open seat in November.
Fischer's upset toppled state Attorney General John Bruning, seen as the establishment candidate, and state Treasurer Don Stenberg, seen as the tea party favorite.
(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."
(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.