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Bob Kerrey is re-considering his earlier decision not to run for the Nebraska US Senate seat.


The former Nebraska governor, known for playing Hamlet on the political stage, was back in the spotlight Monday as word came that he was reconsidering a bid for U.S. Senate — three weeks after he slammed a door on a run.


[CT] on Thursday to file for office.[/break1]omaha.com/article/20120227/NEWS01/702279925#bob-kerrey-has-until-thursday-for-senate-decision]http://www.omaha.com/article/20120227/N ... e-decision
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It looks like Kerrey will run for Nelson's Senate seat. :) Doing things the conventional way has never been my strong suit. This afternoon, I will file to become a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska. I came to realize that my previous decision was the easy one, not the right one. My commitment to serve Nebraska and America, and to be part of the debate about the challenges we face was too strong to dismiss. My family supports this decision 100%. I look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks. We have a lot of work to do.[/break1]msnbc.msn.com/id/46573548#.T06BJfEgdVU]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46573548#.T06BJfEgdVU
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Freakin' YAY!My relatives in Nebraska will support him all the way.
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Does that put Nebraska in the Dem column for the Senate?
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RealClearPolitics today moved the Nebraska US Senate race from "Likely GOP" to "Leans GOP".[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/2012_elections_senate_map.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... e_map.html
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Kerrey has some work to do.
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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/ne/nebraska_senate_bruning_vs_kerrey-3048.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -3048.htmlNebraska is a very red state (insert Cornhusker joke here).
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Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale ruled against the Nebraska Republican Party's attempt to remove Bob Kerrey's name from the May 15 Democratic primary ballot.Republican State Chairman Mark Fahleson, who filed the objection challenging Kerrey's candidacy, said the GOP will decide next week whether to pursue the issue in court.However, Gale, a Republican, said courts have consistently interpreted the U.S. Constitution to mean a state cannot impose additional residency qualifications for federal candidacy beyond the constitutional requirement that a senator must be an inhabitant of his or her state when elected.Just like birthers, winning in court is not the real objective; smearing the candidate is.Gale's ruling had the practical political effect of continuing to pose the residency question that Republicans plan to use against Kerrey in the 2012 Senate race.[/break1]com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/mixed-ruling-places-kerrey-s-name-on-ballot/article_6a06bcbc-2462-5c72-9ebb-f03fc812a6dd.html]http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt- ... 2a6dd.html
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Just like birthers:A Lancaster County judge threw out the Nebraska Republican Party's attempt to remove Democrat Bob Kerrey from the May 15 primary election ballot for U.S. Senate. District Judge Steven Burns on Wednesday rejected GOP arguments that Kerrey falsified his residency when he registered to vote last month.Jordan McGrain, executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party, said an appeal was filed almost immediately after Burns released his decision Wednesday evening. McGrain said the party hoped to find a friendlier forum with the Nebraska Court of Appeals.McGrain said the GOP was dealt “a bit of a bad hand” when it drew Burns as the judge for its case. Burns is a longtime Democrat who was appointed to the court in 1997 by then-Gov. Ben Nelson.[/break1]omaha.com/article/20120321/NEWS01/120329904#bid-to-keep-kerrey-off-ballot-rejected]http://www.omaha.com/article/20120321/N ... t-rejected
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The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the Nebraska Republican Party.The Nebraska Supreme Court refused on Monday to hear a challenge filed by the state GOP that questioned whether Kerrey’s name should be allowed on the May 15 primary ballot.Kerrey’s supporters called the 4-0 ruling a victory against “frivolous” lawsuits. They also said the GOP sought to limit Nebraskans’ ballot choices, and that Republicans feared his Senate bid.[/break1]omaha.com/article/20120326/NEWS01/120329707/-1#court-dismisses-kerrey-residency-challenge]http://www.omaha.com/article/20120326/N ... -challengeThe Nebraska Republican Party would obviously prefer Jon Bruning running unopposed.
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The birthers' certainty that Democratic judges will always rule against them is projection. They'd rule against a Dem for no other reason than being a slimy DemocRat, so they assume everyone else would behave the same.Tsk, just like birthers. :roll: I think that's what I love most about the Right. They let you in on their "thinking" quite often with their projectionist fantasies.
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It's worth noting the Nebraska Supreme Court based its ruling on NE law which prohibits court intervention 55 days prior to an election (the primary is May 15). True to form the NE Republican party chairman claimed Bob Kerrey won solely on a technicality.


Mark Fahleson, chairman of the state GOP, made clear the party would continue to argue its case with the public. He said Kerrey won on a “technicality.”





“Bob Kerrey resorted to New York-style political tricks, filing at the eleventh hour and preventing Nebraska election officials and courts from having sufficient time under Nebraska law to determine whether he’s a legitimate candidate,” he said.


[/break1]omaha.com/article/20120326/NEWS01/120329707/-1#court-dismisses-kerrey-residency-challenge]http://www.omaha.com/article/20120326/N ... -challengeFahleson conveniently omits noting that Republican Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale based his decision on the courts' interpretation of US Constitutional requirements for federal offices.


However, Gale, a Republican, said courts have consistently interpreted the U.S. Constitution to mean a state cannot impose additional residency qualifications for federal candidacy beyond the constitutional requirement that a senator must be an inhabitant of his or her state when elected.


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http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... epublicans are pros at never letting facts interefere with a good rant.
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Bob Kerrey still has a lot of work to do in the next 7 months.
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St Sarah has finally decided which Nebraska Republican US Senate candidate she and Tawd want to endorse. I imagine the recipient believes it was real sweet of her to wait until less than a week prior to election day for Sarah to finally arrive at her decision and help with a check and all those campaign appearances.Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have endorsed Deb Fischer, providing the state Senator’s struggling bid to succeed retiring Sen. Ben Nelson (D) an adrenaline shot six days before the GOP primary.Fischer sought the former Alaska governor’s support early in her campaign in “a note,” according to the Fischer campaign press release.“We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign,” they wrote. “Good luck next Tuesday — the Palins are in your corner.”[/break1]atr.rollcall.com/sarah-palin-endorses-deb-fischer-in-nebraska-senate-race/]http://www3.atr.rollcall.com/sarah-pali ... nate-race/
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St Sarah has finally decided which Nebraska Republican US Senate candidate she and Tawd want to endorse. I imagine the recipient believes it was real sweet of her to wait until less than a week prior to election day for Sarah to finally arrive at her decision and help with a check and all those campaign appearances.With her patented Kiss o' Death endorsement record, she could probably make good money by charging people money not to endorse them.
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One thing I didn't take into consideration; maybe Sarah Palin has decided not to endorse anyone until a week or less prior to the election so she can be confident who is favored to win.A new poll with a new leader is out.
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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/ne/nebraska_senate_republican_primary-2002.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -2002.htmlI understand this Fischer advertisement with a couple of Angus bulls named Bruning and Stenberg is being talked about in Nebraska.Naming bulls after your oponents was a good idea, but the balance of the ad is pretty blasé.
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One additional poll published prior to todays vote count doesn't look promising for Bruning. Fischer's gains are coming at the expense of Bruning with Stenberg taking a smaller hit.
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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/ne/nebraska_senate_republican_primary-2002.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -2002.htmlAlthough the eastern part of Nebraska is in the central time zone and the western portion is in the mountain time zone, all polling stations close at the same time.Polls are open on May 15 from 8 a.m. CDT (7 a.m. MDT) to 8 p.m. CDT (7 p.m. MDT).[/break1]sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html]http://www.sos.ne.gov/dyindex.html
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With almost 15% of the precincts reporting Bruning has been ahead approx 4-7%. These results look like a Democrat v Republican race. Bruning wins counties with the larger cities (towns) and Fischer wins big in the rural areas.Oh yeah, Pres Obama is winning 22,955 to 0.[/break1]sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY]http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resul ... SW&map=CTY
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58% Precints reportingBruning.....40,009...36.73%Fischer.....42,894...39.38%
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Can we start electing non-demopublicans, please? They've had a century and look where we are now.How about we start electing Americans and not national committee aproved kkkorporate slobbering-tards.
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Associated Press declares Deb Fischer the winner.[/break1]ketv.com/news/politics/Fischer-wins-GOP-nomination-for-Senate/-/9674400/13411182/-/p4trnfz/-/index.html]http://www.ketv.com/news/politics/Fisch ... index.html1667 Of 1785 Precincts ReportingFischer...75,138...40.75%Bruning...66,569...36.10%[/break1]sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY]http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resul ... SW&map=CTY
Edit: Bob Kerrey is winning his race with 63,474 votes (80.94%).Pres Obama is winning his race 60,812 to 0.
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Pres Obama is winning his race 60,812 to 0.I demand a recount!
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Kerry got less that half as many votes as the top two Republicans. Will any of those voters turn to Kerry in the general? Will there be a run-off between Fischer and Bruning?
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Kerry got less that half as many votes as the top two Republicans. Will any of those voters turn to Kerry in the general? Will there be a run-off between Fischer and Bruning?Easy question first. Deb Fischer won the Republican primary and will face the Democratic primary winner (Bob Kerrey) in November.Nebraska usually elects Republicans to state-wide posts. I'm not certain what we can speculate about the general election from these primary election figures. Out of 1,136,402 eligible voters, less than 295k (26%) went to the polls even though there was a highly publicized contested Republican race for the US Senate. The Democratic candidates for US Senate received 80k+ votes and the Republican candidates received 192k+ votes. The 5 largest cities/towns in Nebraska:Omaha............408k.....(Douglas County)Lincoln............258k.....(Lancaster County)Bellevue............50k.....(Sarpy County)Grand Island.......48k.....(Hall County)Kearney............30k.....(Buffalo County).[/break1]geonames.org/US/NE/largest-cities-in-nebraska.html]http://www.geonames.org/US/NE/largest-c ... raska.htmlDouglas Co......Bruning won 40%-33%Lancaster Co...Fischer won 42%-39%Sarpy Co........Bruning won 42%-34%Hall Co..........Fischer won 48%-32%Buffalo Co......Fischer won 54%-29%[/break1]sos.ne.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY]http://electionresults.sos.ne.gov/resul ... SW&map=CTYNotes: Douglas and Sarpy counties are adjoining counties in the Omaha television market. To see the results by county, click either of the two blue links in the Republican Senate box. The "map" link gives only percentages, not raw vote totals.
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First poll I've seen since the primary.
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Rasmussen, say no more. But a hell of a margin. Even if it's really 10 pts. less ...
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