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Watched by his son Henry, Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey delivers his concession speech at the Nebraska Democratic Party's election night gathering, in La Vista, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Kerrey lost his election bid to Republican Deb Fischer. Rear left is retiring Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Democrat Bob Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer are battling for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska. The Fischer camp is disputing poll figures indicating that Mr. Kerrey has significantly closed the gap between them. The race had been considered a lock for Republicans eager to regain control the Senate. (Associated Press)

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Democrat Bob Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer are battling for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska. The Fischer camp is disputing poll figures indicating that Mr. Kerrey has significantly closed the gap between them. The race had been considered a lock for Republicans eager to regain control the Senate. (Associated Press)

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Democratic former Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is seeking to return to the Senate, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., on Monday unveils a new television attack ad that focuses on the story of a now-deceased couple who were sued by Mr. Kerrey’s Republican opponent and her husband in a land dispute in 1995. (Associated Press)

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Democratic former Sen. Bob Kerrey, who is seeking to return to the Senate, at a news conference in Omaha, Neb., on Monday unveils a new television attack ad that focuses on the story of a now-deceased couple who were sued by Mr. Kerrey’s Republican opponent and her husband in a land dispute in 1995. (Associated Press)

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Republican Deb Fischer, a member of the Nebraska Legislature, has a healthy lead in polls for the Senate seat of retiring Ben Nelson over Democrat Bob Kerrey, the former senator trying to make a comeback after a decade in New York. (Associated Press)

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Republican Deb Fischer, a member of the Nebraska Legislature, has a healthy lead in polls for the Senate seat of retiring Ben Nelson over Democrat Bob Kerrey, the former senator trying to make a comeback after a decade in New York. (Associated Press)

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Nebraska Republican senate candidate, state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, meets Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey at a July fourth parade in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Fischer is running against Kerrey for the senate seat vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer (left), a candidate for Republican senate, meets Democratic Senate candidate Bob Kerrey at a Fourth of July parade in Omaha, Neb. Fischer is running against Kerrey for the senate seat vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson. (Associated Press)

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Bob Kerrey, a Democratic candidate for a Senate seat in Nebraska, tours the Benson neighborhood in Omaha with his wife, former Saturday Night Live writer Sarah Paley, and Henry, his son. Mr. Kerrey has described Ms. Paley as a "comedian." (Associated Press)

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Bob Kerrey, a Democratic candidate for a Senate seat in Nebraska, tours the Benson neighborhood in Omaha with his wife, former Saturday Night Live writer Sarah Paley, and Henry, his son. Mr. Kerrey has described Ms. Paley as a "comedian." (Associated Press)

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Chuck Hassebrook (left) bows out of the race for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat Thursday and endorses Bob Kerrey (right), a former governor and senator from the state. The two men had been vying for the Democratic nomination to replace the retiring Sen. Ben Nelson. (Associated Press)

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Bob Kerrey says Wednesday in Omaha he will seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Nebraska he once held, reversing course just weeks after publicly rejecting a run he had called a long shot. He would replace retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson. (Associated Press)

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Former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska reportedly is rethinking his decision not to run for the seat Sen. Ben Nelson is vacating. He has not been on a ballot in his state since 1994. (Associated Press)

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Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat, who stepped down from the Senate after two terms in 2001, is considering making a comeback bid. (Associated Press)