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  •  Still... (3+ / 0-)
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    It makes it relatively easy for Fischer to run in the Democratic primary, if she decides that would be a more plausible path to the Senate.

    I'd probably support a lump of silly putty in the Nebraska Democratic Senate primary against Sen. Ben Nelson. It's not that I hate him, although I kind of do - it's that he's about as electable as Vladimir Lenin's corpse.

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    by SaoMagnifico on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:04:30 AM PDT

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    •  When is the last time we (0+ / 0-)

      had polling on that race? I'm curious to see what the latest numbers look like.

      •  I don't remember (0+ / 0-)

        I seem to recall Sen. Ben Nelson's numbers were in the mid-30s, as were his reelects, even against opponents with low name recognition.

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        by SaoMagnifico on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:14:01 AM PDT

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        •  The last one I remember (0+ / 0-)

          had him losing to Bruning by about ten but edging out others.

          I ask because, while it'll certainly be hard for him to be reelected, it might not be that hard. It's still a long time before the election, and while I don't have my finger on the pulse of Nebraska politics, it wouldn't surprise me to see his numbers higher than they've been. A lot of people might be wrong in writing him off so soon.

          •  Is February recent enough? (0+ / 0-)

            PPP

            Nelson trails Attorney General Jon Bruning 50-39 in a hypothetical contest and Treasurer Don Stenberg by a 45-41 margin.
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            He's up 42-35 on state Senator Deb Fischer and 42-33 against conservative activist Pat Flynn.

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            by Odysseus on Mon May 23, 2011 at 11:06:15 AM PDT

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            •  No, that's not recent enough. (1+ / 0-)
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              A lot has changed since then. If nothing else, I wonder how the Ryan plan would factor into the race. I suspect that if the climate for Democrats isn't awful and Nelson isn't loathed, Bruning or someone else could lose just by supporting that plan. It's also possible that he could lose the primary to a Teabagger who supports it, at which point Nelson would probably be the favorite.

    •  Funny! I would like to see a D NE primary poll (0+ / 0-)

      Lenin's corpse v.Ben Nelson

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      by tietack on Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:19:29 AM PDT

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    •  Nah (1+ / 0-)
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      HoosierD42 is right - "Nonpartisan In Name Only" is almost saying too much. Almost every article I've read about the legislature (which has been quite a few recently, since I've been following the redistricting news closely) simply refers to Democrats and Republicans in the legislature. They almost never even bother with the "officially nonpartisan in nature" preamble. No one even tries to pretend it's nonpartisan.

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      by David Nir on Mon May 23, 2011 at 08:01:43 AM PDT

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