Politics & Elections
11:51 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

U.S. Senate: Kerrey, Fischer move on to November

November’s general election will feature a former Nebraska Governor and a current State Senator in the race for U.S. Senate.

Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey and GOP candidate Deb Fischer won their respective primaries Tuesday night. Kerrey entered the Senate race one day before the primary election filing deadline. He previously served as a U.S. Senator from Nebraska.

State Senator Deb Fischer, of Valentine, narrowly defeated Attorney General Jon Bruning in the GOP primary. Fischer recently finished her second term in the Unicameral. In an interview Tuesday night with the AP, Fischer characterized the Senate race as “the focus of the entire nation.”

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale estimates voter turnout statewide was 25 percent.