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Kerrey Is Nebraska Favorite Son No More After Decade Away

Between sips of an iced latte at a Starbucks in Omaha, Democrat Bob Kerrey counts the ways the odds are stacked against his bid to return to the U.S. Senate.

Republicans outnumber Democrats by 48 percent to 32 percent in Nebraska, where Kerrey was governor before serving two Senate terms from 1989 to 2001. Also, pro-Republican super-PAC attack ads are claiming he forgot his roots after spending a decade in New York City. Further, President Barack Obama isn’t popular here, which also is a drag on his candidacy.