GOP sees chance to pick up Senate seat in Nebraska
May 15th, 2012
07:26 AM ET
10 years ago

GOP sees chance to pick up Senate seat in Nebraska

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."


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  1. tryanothername

    The GOP will pick up the Senate seat in Nebraska and most of the 22 other Senate seats. Ben Nelson; like the other Democrats are leaving the sinking ship before the subpoenas, prosecutions and sentences (prison time) are handed out.

    May 15, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Democrats see a chance to pick up a seat in Indiana, and still keep the Nebraska seat.

    May 15, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Yeah, and lose seats in Massachusetts, Indiana and Maine.

    May 15, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |