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Palin Favorite Scores Upset in Nebraska

Little-known Deb Fischer nails GOP nod for Senate race

(Newser) - Nebraskans went to the polls today, and while Mitt Romney's victory was a foregone conclusion— CNN called it early—the real race to watch was the Republican Senate primary, won by a Sarah Palin favorite. Little-known state Sen. Deb Fisher, who garnered a flurry of Tea Party endorsements after... More »

Kerrey to Run for Nebraska Senate Seat

Former governor jumps back into arena

(Newser) - Bob Kerrey plans to jump back into the political fray with a run for Ben Nelson's Nebraska Senate seat, a senior Democratic aide tells the Washington Post . Kerrey, a former Nebraska governor and senator, had been floated as a possible candidate as soon as Nelson announced his retirement , but... More »

The Lessons of War Are What Counts

McCain's service not instant qualification, writes fellow vet Kerrey

(Newser) - John McCain has made a major show of his military credentials, arguing that his Navy service and time as a POW qualify him to be commander in chief. But that service by itself doesn't qualify him, ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey, a fellow Vietnam vet, argues in the LA Times. "The... More »

Agriculture Boss Leaving to Run for Senate

Critics quick to attack, question his timing

(Newser) - US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns is resigning to run for the Nebraska senate seat that Rebublican Chuck Hagel will vacate at the end of 2008. Johanns' timing is less than perfect—he is leaving before Congress approves a new farm bill—something his campaign rivals will surely jump on, along... More »

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