Outside Dem group goes on air for Nelson

The Democratic outside spending group Majority PAC is up with a positive ad in Nebraska for Sen. Ben Nelson (D), praising his work on veterans' issues.

The ad features veterans thanking Nelson for his work getting "Nelson made sure local VAs have the resources they need: Expanded health benefits with special care for veterans suffering for PTSD, a new jobs plan getting veterans back to work, and passed a bill covering college tuition for children of fallen service members," says the ad's narrator.

"Ben Nelson has never forgotten us, and that means everything to veterans like me," says one veteran at the end of the ad.

The ad is scheduled to run for at least one week in all of the state's major media markets, and has $72,000 behind it, a decent sized buy for an inexpensive state.

This is the latest ad aimed at boosting Nelson's image in Nebraska. The Nebraska Democratic Party went up with a large buy earlier this year. Nelson has yet to commit to running for reelection — and if he decides against running Democrats have little hope of holding the seat.

Even if Nelson does run, he faces a potentially tough reelection fight. Republicans have made him one of their top priorities. The two most recent polls of the race show different results: A Republican poll has Nelson trailing his most likely GOP opponents, while a poll released by Nelson's campaign has him with a narrow lead over them and much better approval ratings.

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This post was updated at 3:45 p.m.