Kerrey struggling in Nebraska Senate race

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Associated Press

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 26 at 9:07 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats hoped Nebraska's Senate race would be the story of Bob Kerrey's political revival.

Instead, the emergence of Republican Deb Fischer, a previously little-known state senator, has given the GOP its clearest shot at taking a U.S. Senate seat away from Democrats.

Less than two weeks until the election, Fischer enjoys a clear lead.

Kerrey, a former governor and U.S. senator who later served as president of a university in New York was encouraged by national Democrats to make the race. He admits he has struggled with being labeled a carpetbagger in ads by outside spending groups, but he insists he may yet spring a surprise.

Republicans need to net four seats to take control of the Senate if President Barack Obama is re-elected, three if Mitt Romney wins.

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