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Don Stenberg

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

What Palin Can Teach Obama About Seizing the Moment

Matthew Dowd | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Many folks criticize Palin for the fact that her history of helping candidates has succeeded only about half the time. In my view, this is an incredible record, since she almost always backs underdogs and candidates with seemingly no chance of success.

Super PAC cash plays big role in Nebraska Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsFor the second time in two weeks, super PACs will play a major role in determining the outcome of a U.S. Senate primary ...

Tea Party-Backed Fischer To Face Off With Kerrey

AP | MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. -- After an improbable Nebraska primary victory, state Sen. Deb Fischer has emerged from relative obscurity to take the mantle as one of t...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Wins Nebraska Senate Primary

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a high-stakes November electio...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Will Big Money Buy A Cornhusker Primary?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

You probably haven't been paying much attention to the Nebraska GOP Senate primary (there is one, and it's tonight), because feh, Nebraska. But over a...

Amanda Terkel

'Wild Finish' Expected In Nebraska GOP Senate Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's Nebraska Republican Senate primary has divided the conservative movement, essentially pitting Rick Santorum against Sarah Pali...

Tea Party Seeks To Avoid Repeating Mistakes Of 2010's 'Sure Losers'

Roll Call | David M. Drucker and Abby Livingston | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

As Washington's tea party class endeavors to rekindle the movement's magic, this month's Texas Republican Senate primary stands as a crucial test of i...

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

Nebraska GOP Senate Candidate Also Follows Teenage Girls On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Apparently, there is more than one GOP Senate candidate in Nebraska who follows teenage girls on Twitter. During a debate on Tuesday, Attorney Gene...

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...

Democrats To Land Star Candidate For Tough Senate Race?

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Nebraska governor and senator Bob Kerrey said Friday he's exploring a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Kerrey, a Democrat, s...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Hope Tea Party Horde Helps Them Keep Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats facing a difficult Senate landscape in 2012 are hoping the Tea Party comes to their rescue -- again. In 2010, all that stop...