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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 08:48 PM
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Scott Kleeb of Nebraska for Senate
State of The Race: Nebraska

For one of the nation's most strongly Republican states, Nebraska has shown a notably independent streak in statewide elections over the past few decades. Despite having not voted Democratic in a presidential election since 1964, the state routinely elected Democrats to the governorship and the United States Senate, starting with the late Jim Exon, and continuing with the gubernatorial and Senate runs of fellow Democrats Bob Kerrey and Ben Nelson.

This independent streak has cut both ways, in fact; Republican businessman and Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel won a shocking victory over Nelson, the popular incumbent Governor, in 1996. Nelson was able to come back and win a narrow Senate victory in 2000 against the state's popular attorney general, Don Stenberg.

Notably, all four of Nebraska's recent Senators - Exon, Kerrey, Nelson and Hagel - first won statewide office (governorships for all three Democrats, the Senate for Hagel), with no prior experience in elected office. Nelson was an attorney when he won the governorship, while Exon, Kerrey and Hagel were successful businessmen.

This brings us to Nebraska's current Senate election, and the candidacy of Orange to Blue Democrat Scott Kleeb.

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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 08:58 PM
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1. I've been away for a year
Moving from NJ to NC. Is this 'our' Kleeb? I remember a young DU'er by the name of Kleeb - great poster. Is this him?
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Undercurrent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:21 PM
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3. No.
I think you mean John whose screen name is "JohnKleeb"
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:26 PM
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4. wtf happend to our Kleeb?
he was awesome
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:51 PM
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6. Kleeb is doing good.
He is one of my Facebook friends. If I am not mistaken he should be finished with college by now.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:41 PM
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7. tell him Skittles said to at least humor us with a token post
or I WILL kick his ass
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 10:45 PM
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8. Will do ! LOL
:hi:
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:48 PM
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5. Yes, that's the Kleeb n/t
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kansasblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-16-08 09:17 PM
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2. Hagel :
Edited on Tue Sep-16-08 09:18 PM by kansasblue
Hagel won virtually every demographic group, including many largely black communities that had never before voted Republican. Hagel was the first Republican in 24 years to win a Senate seat in Nebraska, nearly all on unauditable machines he had just sold the state.
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-17-08 08:58 AM
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9. Scanners are not "unauditable" n/t
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