Elections for Nebraska Legislature again reward hard workers
When all the campaign contributions are tallied for the 2012 elections, they’ll likely smash all records for spending on state legislative races.
But Tuesday’s results again confirmed that those who work hardest usually win.
The most fiercely contested races in the state were won by those who knocked on the most doors, put up the signs and connected best with voters.
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.