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Nebraska Senate Race

Republican Senator Makes Endorsement In Key Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced on Friday his endorsement of Ben Sasse for the Nebraska Senate seat soon to be vacated by retiring Republican Mike J...

Amanda Terkel

Nebraska Keystone XL Ruling Unlikely To Doom Pipeline Project Permanently, Says Top Lawyer | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the race for Nebraska's U.S. Senate seat wasn't Democratic candidate Dave Domina's top concern. That's because a judge had...

Amanda Terkel

Attorney Fighting The Keystone XL Pipeline Running For Senate In Nebraska | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have secured a candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska, with Dave Domina, one of the state's most prominent trial ...

Senate Candidate Mocks Special Needs Children, Withdraws Comment

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former Nebraska state Treasurer Shane Osborn, who is running for the U.S. Senate, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was passed Wednesd...

Senate Candidate Suggests Moving Federal Capitol To Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In a new campaign ad, Republican Senate hopeful Ben Sasse says he'd solve congressional gridlock by moving the U.S. Capitol to his home state of Nebra...

The Mysterious World of DC Centrism vs. a Platform That Real Voters Would Like

Mike Lux | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

D.C. Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it.

GOP Gov Says Senate Has 'No Discipline,' So He May Not Run

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) suggested he would not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying the chamber's lack of discipline is "a factor" in his...

Nebraska nonpartisan US Senate Guide Deb Fischer vs Bob Kerrey

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Deb Fischer/Bob Kerrey US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus El...

What Is On The Line For Nebraskans on Tuesday?

Mike McCready | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike McCready

We Nebraskans are not extreme. Honestly, fairness, decency, a strong work ethic, a belief in man's better nature... these are the values I associate with my home state. We need to elect political representatives who are not extreme and who represent who we are.

Nebraska Senate Race Gets Personal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

Nebraska Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey is attempting to use a neighborhood dispute to close the gap with Republican rival Deb Fischer. Ker...

WATCH: Bob Kerrey Nabs Big Endorsement From Steve Martin

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Actor and comedian Steve Martin is showing his support for Nebraska senate candidate Bob Kerrey with a video touting the Democrat as a "wise and thoug...

Dem Candidate Wants To Debate Norquist

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey will take his second-favorite target -- anti-tax activist Grover Norquist -- if he cannot spar on national tele...

Dem Challenges Tea Party Opponent On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Relitigating health care reform was considered a losing strategy by many Democratic candidates during the 2010 midterm elections, but it appears that ...

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For May 18, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

What began in Indiana continued in Nebraska this week, as long-shot state Sen. Deb Fischer scored an underdog victory in Nebraska's GOP primary for th...

Karl Rove-Backed Group Unveils Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

A new political ad is on the air in Nebraska attacking the state's former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is running for his old seat again this year....

LISTEN: Sarah Palin, Todd Palin Record Robocalls In Nebraska Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, are using their starpower to give a last-minute boost to state Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE 43rd District), who is hoping...

Nebraska Senate Candidate Slams Rivals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning released a negative ad Thursday accusing his Republican rivals for Senate of attacking him to distract from thei...

Sarah Palin Weighs In On GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Sarah Palin weighed in on Nebraska's GOP primary for U.S. Senate on Wednesday, backing underdog state Sen. Deb Fischer. "We admire your conservativ...

Rick Santorum Endorses Jon Bruning For Nebraska Senate While Still Silent On Romney

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

On the day that Michele Bachmann officially backed former rival Mitt Romney for the Republican president nomination, Rick Santorum announced an endors...

Iran Invasion Would Be a Disaster

Bob Kerrey | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

There's growing talk in Washington these days about invading Iran. It's not front and center -- yet. But there are folks in Washington building an under-the-radar case for an invasion right now, so I'm not waiting to speak out.

Good News For Bob Kerrey In Nebraska Senate Campaign

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Bob Kerrey's (D-Neb.) campaign announced Friday that he raised more than $900,000 since entering the race on Feb. 29. to fill the seat of ...

GOP Senate Candidate To Opponent: Stop Following My 14-Year-Old Daughter On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

The GOP primary contest for Nebraska's U.S. Senate seat turned personal on Tuesday, when one of the candidates accused the other of being "creepy" for...

Kerrey Trailing Badly In Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

A new poll released by PPP on Tuesday dealt a major blow to former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), who has seen his favorability ratings in Nebraska plummet...

Michael McAuliff

Pot Activists Hope Bob Kerrey Is Their Champion | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marijuana activists may gain an unexpectedly high-profile champion for their cause next year, thanks to Bob Kerrey's sudden decision to ...

The "Snowe"ball effect: Why the Loss of Olympia Signals Tragedy in Washington

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Marjorie Clifton

We are with you, Olympia, we want a democracy that supports bipartisanship and action in Washington. You have spoken with your feet and I hope the others are listening. Our country cannot afford to see our best voices go.