The first thing the Republican party did when former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey entered the senate race was call him a carpet-bagger.
It looks like they were half right.
The Nebraska Secretary of State has ruled in favor of the Nebraska GOP’s complaint that Kerrey isn’t a legal resident of according to state law. They contend that due to the last decade of living in New York, he doesn’t meet the requirements for filing for office.
But technically, Secretary of State John Gale said, Kerrey didn’t qualify via Nebraska rules when he filed. But he did qualify under the federal rules, so he is in fact eligible to run.
The GOP, meanwhile, is claiming that Kerrey lied on voter registration documents, which should force him to withdraw, however, Gale said that it was not in his jurisdiction to decide that matter.
The Democratic primary will be held May 15th.
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