Politics & Elections
8:16 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Crowded primary ballot obscures Nebraska GOP fight

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Shane Osborn's new television ad accuses his chief rival in the Nebraska Senate primary of supporting the 2010 federal health care law.

Ben Sasse has fought back, accusing Osborn of inflating his role as former state treasurer in the state's financial decisions.

But it's not clear if anyone can hear their shouts above the racket of more than a dozen GOP candidates running for statewide office in Tuesday's primary.

In a rare confluence of GOP retirements, 15 Republicans have crowded into the top spots on Tuesday's Republican ballot, including five for U.S. Senate. Throw in the unexpectedly competitive U.S. House primary in this overwhelmingly Republican state, and it's almost impossible to say whose message can tilt a race that will almost certainly determine Nebraska's next U.S. senator.

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