This April 15, 2012, photo, shows state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, during a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Attorney General Jon Bruning, right rear, in Omaha, Neb. The three top Republicans vying for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate nomination scrambled through a final full day of campaigning on Monday, May 14, 2012, as the race appeared to tighten and election officials predicted above-average turnout for the nationally-watched contest. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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.
Kerrey, a former senator seeking another turn on Capitol Hill in one of the year’s most contested Senate races, easily captured the Democrats’ nomination.
Officials continued to count votes in the primary that illustrates the split between the establishment Republicans who favored State Attorney General Jon Bruning and tea partyers who helped state Sen. Deb Fischer make a late play for the nomination. State Treasurer Don Stenberg also Login to read more