Politics & Elections
8:16 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Senate candidates call for reforms to Medicare and Social Security

The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate says changes need to be made to entitlement programs.

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Politics & Elections
12:18 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Kerrey to Fischer: debate me on health care reform

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey says he wants to debate his Republican opponent on the issue of health care.

Kerrey talked about health care during a news conference Thursday morning in Omaha. So far, Kerrey and State Senator Deb Fischer have only one debate set.

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Politics & Elections
8:20 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Senate candidates begin statewide tours of Nebraska

State Sen. Deb Fischer is the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate.

The candidates for Ben Nelson’s U.S. Senate seat are on statewide tours of Nebraska.

Democratic candidate Bob Kerrey wrapped up his statewide tour Thursday evening. It began Wednesday morning in Omaha. Omaha is also where Republican candidate Deb Fischer began her statewide tour, following her surprising win Tuesday night.

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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.

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Politics & Elections
2:59 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Nebraska Republican Party files challenge to Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey's residency

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey.

The Nebraska Republican Party is challenging Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey’s candidacy in court.

GOP officials filed the lawsuit Tuesday afternoon in Lancaster County District Court. It’s in response to Secretary of State John Gale’s ruling last Friday that Kerrey can remain on the ballot. Kerrey registered to vote February 28th in Douglas County, and declared his candidacy the next day.

Nebraska Republican Party chairman Mark Fahleson says they want an expedited review of Gale’s ruling, and Kerrey’s name removed from the ballot.

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Politics & Elections
1:57 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Highway bill could mean $300 million for Nebraska roads

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

The U.S. Senate has passed a two-year, $109 billion transportation bill.

The measure is awaiting a vote in the U.S. House.  Democratic U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says if it’s signed in to law, Nebraska will receive about $300 million over the next two years. "What it will be is money that will go to the state highway department, the Department of Roads, and the highway commission on the priorities that have been established in Nebraska."

Politics & Elections
11:20 am
Thu March 8, 2012

Chuck Hassebrook drops out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Bob Kerrey

Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook and Senate candidate Bob Kerrey speak at a news conference Thursday in Omaha.
Photo by Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM


Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook is no longer a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

Hassebrook announced Thursday morning he’s dropping out of the Senate race and endorsing fellow Democratic candidate Bob Kerrey. Last week, Hassebrook said Kerrey’s candidacy wouldn’t affect his own. But Hassebrook says it’s been difficult to organize a campaign. "I’ve spent a lot of hours since then working to do just that. But in recent days, I’ve come to the realization that I would not succeed."

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Politics & Elections
12:34 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

UNO political scientist expects contentious Senate race; Hassebrook staying in


A UNO political scientist expects the race for Ben Nelson’s Senate seat to be contentious and expensive.

Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey announced Wednesday he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for Nelson’s seat. That comes more than two weeks after Kerrey said he wouldn’t run.

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10:38 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Bob Kerrey running for U.S. Senate

former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey.
courtesy Google Images

Former U.S. Senator and Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey will seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

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Politics & Elections
4:06 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Nelson: crop insurance, alternative energy should be part of farm bill discussion

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it may be difficult to keep some agricultural programs from being cut because of the federal deficit.

Nelson says hearings began Wednesday in Washington on the Food and Fuel Security Act. Nelson says it’s important that Congress not make cuts to the USDA rural development program, which he says Nebraska home owners, businesses, and communities benefited from last year. According to Nelson, Nebraska received $189 million in USDA rural development funds in 2011.

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