Bob Kerrey (D) vs Deb FischerDeb FischerSenate GOP to Obama: Stop issuing new rules Trump’s Cabinet picks raise hopes for infrastructure package GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (R)
Bob Kerrey served three terms in the Senate from Nebraska, but he is a significant underdog in his bid to return to Washington after a 12-year absence.
Fischer and Kerrey are running to replace the retiring centrist Sen. Ben Nelson (D) in a state that has moved further to the right since Kerrey last lived there. The most recent poll for the Omaha World-Herald gave Fischer a 16-point lead, and the race is considered the GOP’s most sure-fire opportunity to gain a seat in the Senate.
The Hill rates this race as likely Republican.