Politics & Elections
12:48 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

After caucus, focus turns to May 15th primary election

A Nebraska Republican Party official says a presidential nominating caucus isn’t something party leaders are likely to consider.

The Nebraska Democratic Party on Saturday held its second presidential caucus. Unlike in 2008, Democratic caucus-goers had one presidential candidate to choose from this time.

Nebraska Republican Party spokesman Jordan McGrain says they don’t feel a caucus is necessary. Rather, he says they’re focused on the upcoming primary, and election year issues such as health care, education, and the economy.

The GOP race for Ben Nelson’s U.S. Senate seat has four candidates. On the Democratic side, former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey is running. Omaha businessman Steve Lustgarten is also seeking the Democratic nomination.