GOP leaders courting Gov. Heineman to run against Nelson

Conflicting polling in the race has made it difficult to lock down just how the electorate feels about another Nelson term.

A Republican firm last week released a poll showing Nelson down by six points against the current GOP front-runner, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. But an internal poll from Nelson's campaign the same week showed him two points ahead of Bruning — and with even greater margins over Don Stenberg and Deb FischerDeb FischerGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election No. 3 GOP senator: I'll still vote for Trump GOP Senate candidate reverses on Trump in debate MORE, the other Republicans in the race.