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    Kerrey challenges Fischer to oppose super PACs

    Super PAC spending could get the boot from the closely watched Nebraska Senate contest.

  • 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)

    Joke by Kerrey's wife not funny in Nebraska

    Already down in the polls, Democrat Bob Kerrey's hopes to reclaim his old Nebraska Senate seat may have taken another hit after his wife, former Saturday Night Live writer Sarah Paley, penned a biting piece for July's Vogue magazine that some view as insulting to the Cornhusker State.

  • Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer addresses supporters May 16, 2012, as her former opponent, state Attorney General Jon Bruning, applauds. (Associated Press)

    GOP Senate hopes once again rest on insurgents

    For Senate Republicans, 2012 is starting a lot like 2010. They have a shot at taking control away from Democrats as long as insurgent conservatives who are defeating the party's more establishment candidates in primaries don't frighten too many independent voters like they did two years ago.

  • Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer was pushed to victory Tuesday in her state's Republican Senate primary by the Ending Spending Fund super PAC, which spent more than $250,000 on media advertisements either supporting her or opposing fellow candidate Jon Bruning in the final days of the race. (Omaha World-Herald via Associated Press)

    Impact of super PACs felt in GOP Senate primary races

    Super PACs — the outside fundraising groups expected to play a big role in the November elections — already have been involved heavily in GOP Senate primary races, in which they have boosted the campaigns of underfunded insurgents.

  • State Sen. Deb Fischer raises her hands with her sons Morgan, left, and Adam after winning the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Lincoln, Neb. Fischer will face Democrat Bob Kerrey in the November general election. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald,Mark Davis)

    Nebraska sets stage for Kerrey-Fischer race

    An insurgent Republican lawmaker in Nebraska will square off against former Sen. Bob Kerrey this fall in the state's U.S. Senate race, as Democrats look to hold onto the Senate seat and control of one part of Capitol Hill.

  • Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer (left), state Attorney General Jon Bruning (center) and state Treasurer Don Stenberg vie for the Republican nomination in one of the nation's most hotly contested U.S. Senate races during a debate in Omaha, Neb., on Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Nebraska GOP chooses Senate challenger to Kerrey

    Nebraska Republicans on Tuesday were choosing a candidate to square off against Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former senator seeking another turn on Capitol Hill in one of the year's most hotly contested Senate races.

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