Fischer-Kerrey battle highlights Nebraska ballot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The big race in Nebraska this election day involves who will replace Democrat ben Nelson in the U.S. Senate. Former governor and two term senator Bob Kerrey has whittled what was a double digit lead for his Republican opponent former state senator Deb Fischer to the plus or minus margin of error in the last Omaha World Herald Poll. Fischer is trying to retain her GOP conservative base while Kerrey is hoping to get enough crossover votes to pull the upset.

Nebraskans are also voting on three congressional races. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith are considered favorites to win today, while Representative Lee Terry faces a tight race in the 2nd District.

Nebraska voters will also decide four ballot measures, including whether state senators should get their first raise since 1988 and be allowed to serve an extra term. Voters also will choose whether to expand the
grounds for impeachment and establish a state constitutional right to hunt and fish.

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