Nebraska

FreedomWorks endorsement shift shakes up Nebraska GOP Senate primary

FreedomWorks on Friday withdrew its endorsement of Shane Osborn in Nebraska’s Republican Senate primary, saying he has turned his back on grassroots Republicans and is now tied to the GOP establishment, and announced they were…

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No clear-cut leader in Nebraska Republican primary

Tea party and conservative groups have been able to pick a clear favorite in most of this year’s Senate GOP primaries — but that’s not the case in Nebraska, where four candidates, all claiming conservative…

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Palin endorses Sasse for Nebraska Senate

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has endorsed Midland University President Ben Sasse for Senate in Nebraska.
Sasse is one of two front-runners in a four-way Republican primary for the seat left open with Sen.…

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FreedomWorks head: Neb. GOP primary a ‘win’

FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe doesn’t seem to mind whether the group’s endorsed candidate makes it through the Nebraska Senate Republican primary.
The group has endorsed former state Treasurer Shane Osborn in the competitive GOP primary…

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Nebraska Senate Field Grows

The Nebraska Senate GOP field is beginning to take shape this week, as one Republican moves toward entering the race and another appears likely to seek a different office.
According to The Associated Press, Midland…

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Nebraska: Senate Conservatives Fund Warns Against Fortenberry Bid

An influential conservative group has warned its members about a potential Senate bid from Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.
The Senate Conservatives Fund declared, “BEWARE OF FORTENBERRY,” in a Wednesday email.
“Congressman Fortenberry has a big-spending…

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Nebraska: Mike Johanns Won’t Seek Re-Election

Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns, who was a safe bet to win a second term in 2014, announced Monday that he would forgo re-election.
“With everything in life, there is a time and a season. At…

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Nebraska’s US Senate race could be tightening

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race that once appeared headed for a blowout has gotten newfound attention with a frenzy of spending on political ads and some polls showing the race could be…

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Millions pouring into tight Senate races

By Paul Kane, Washington Post

With the Senate majority potentially in the balance, tens of millions of dollars have poured into more than a dozen states for the final push in an unusually large cluster of competitive…

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Steve Martin comes to Senate candidate’s aid with ‘wad of paper’ video

By John Brandt, FoxNews.com
Comedian Steve Martin may be the closest thing America has to a Renaissance man: actor, novelist, screenwriter, musician, and now, home crafts expert. The man of many talents has also used…

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Nebraska Senate candidates spar at debate, promise compromise if elected

By Ben Wolfgang-The Washington Times
In a bid to attract crucial independent votes, both candidates for Nebraska’s open Senate seat are stressing their willingness to buck their own party when necessary.
At a debate in…

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Nebraska GOP chooses Senate challenger for Kerrey

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Kerrey won the Democratic nomination for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday while Republicans decided a tight three-way race that reflected the divisions within the GOP.…

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Deb Fischer Surges as Republicans Fight to Finish Line

By Steve White, Nebraska.tv
The man to beat for U.S. Senate may be a woman. Deb Fischer surges as the race attracts national attention and big money from a prominent family. Jon Bruning may still…

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