Romney, Kerrey Win Easy Victories While Fischer Scores Upset

Both former Republican Governor Mitt Romney and former Democratic Senator Bob Kerrey easily won their primary battles in the state of Nebraska, but for the coveted GOP senate race, the results were a nail biter.  Although Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning had an early lead in the results, he watched that lead dwindle as State Rep. Deb Fischer gained.

By 10 pm, Fischer, who had received a bounce in polls after last minute endorsements and ad campaigns on her behalf, had officially become the new leader.  At 10:05 her lead grew to over 5,000 votes with nearly 70 percent of the precincts reporting, making it clear she would win the contest to run against Bob Kerrey.

With Fischer as candidate, it will be likely that the party establishment, who favored Bruning, and the Tea Party wing, who backed state Treasurer Don Stenberg, will need to come together and coalesce around the new nominee.  But with Nebraska so ripe for a GOP pickup and the senate majority on the line, that won’t take very long.  The race is far too important for them to squabble over the candidate.  All that really matters is which party wins that seat in November.

 

 

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23 comments

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Paul B

P.S. the government entity handling the unwed's mother's social services will go after the father to get monies reimbursed that were paid out for their children just like going after dead beat Dad's like Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who owed more than $100,000.00 in back child support while taking lavish vacations in Europe and loaning his campaign tens of thousands of dollars...

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Paul B
Your examples of unwed mothers milking the welfare system is just as bogus as Reagan's Welfare Queens milking the system. Mothers applying for benefits for their children have to give father's names and when those names have been verified up to and including doing paternity tests then they can get benefits for those children. If they cannot or will not name the father they do not get benefits for that child and could lose any benefits they already recieve. Take you right-wing BS demonizing the poor and shove it where the sun don't shine... you know... the "source" of your "facts"...

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Paul B
I cite facts and provide verifiable sources for them. Yyour posts are full of inneuendos, pure BS and right-wing talking points (all of which are inter-changable with the others). If Palin is your idea of the right's "qualified brilliant women" then your side is in deep doodoo... She couldn't name a single newspaper or magazine she reads for crying out loud and she blows every question she is asked like her having Paul Revere "riding to warn the British not to take away the colonists guns" She and Bachman mixing up John Wayne for John wayne Gacy and the date of presley'ss death with his birthdate prove they are both jokes with shoe sizes bigger than their IQs

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Paul B

Please show us the sources for all your "facts"...
But if you have to reach around behind you to get those "facts" don't even bother showing the source...

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Paul B
If you are going to claim "enlightenment" let us do it equally...

go here for Boehner's Gaffes; stoopidpoliticians.com/category/republicans/

Sources for my previous post that got cut off:

[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_United_States_housing_bubble
[2] ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/suppl/empsit.compaeu.txt
[3] http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2010/figure4...

Please show us the sources for all your "facts"...

Steven Brewer
Steven Brewer4 years ago

Total foreclosure filings since the housing bubble burst in 2007; 15,032,158 [1]. These were not just sub-prime mortgages that were written to fail but were also people who had lost their jobs since 2007 and had the principle of their mortgages exceed the market value of their homes. The height of the housing employment bubble was in June 2007 at 138,779,000, employment bottomed out in January 2010 at 127,309,000 for a net total loss of 11,470,000 jobs[2] due to the housing bubble bursting when the housing prices dropped with the subprime market following suit crashing our economy. That is 11.5 million jobs lost due to the same type of governance that caused the Great Depression, Laissez-Faire (hands off governance) has never worked. At the end of the Clinton administration the number of people living under the poverty level was about 31 million people. The Bush administration saw about 12 million people sliding into poverty during the 8 fiscal years. Republicans have done nothing to help the economy grow jobs and have done everything they could to tank the economy the poverty level, 46.2 million people [3], is now the highest it has ever been with one in four children living under the poverty level.
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[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_United_States_housing_bubble
[2] ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/suppl/empsi

Ronald E.
Ronald E.4 years ago

Paul B, are you nuts? Also would like to know: Pelosi has said some VERY stupid things? Please elucidate us with an example or 3. I don't follow what politicians say so can honestly say I've never heard Pelosi say anything stupid.

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.4 years ago

VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT.

Beth K.
.4 years ago

Electing women on the right to office Paul B? You mean like Palin and Bachman?

The left would prefer real women, not religious kooks, bigots, and the marginally insane.

Jane H.
Jane H.4 years ago

let's hope Kerrey wins in November!