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Nebraska races tighten; spending soars

Nebraska races tighten; spending soars

With a week to go before election night, at least a couple of things are becoming clear.

 First off, there’s a legitimate race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Ben Nelson. Secondly, it’s open season for big spending in state legislative races.

 While it might be hard to believe that former U.S. Sen. and Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey has narrowed the gap to 3 percentage points or less (as shown in our World-Herald poll on Sunday and a Kerrey poll released Monday), it’s safe to assume that it’s a much closer race than portrayed by State Sen. Deb Fischer, whose pollster says she has a double-digit lead.

October 29, 2012 Comments Read More