A Republican candidate for United States Senate says a recent slight has energized his campaign as the primary election date draws near.
Most news stories on the United States Senate Republican primary focus on Attorney General Jon Bruning, state Treasurer Don Stenberg and state Senator Deb Fischer. A recent debate hosted by the Omaha World-Herald featured only those three candidates, even though Schuyler businessman Pat Flynn objected, arguing that he should have been included.
“Nobody’s enamored with the other three candidates and we’re coming on with a vengeance. So, I like where we’re at right now,” Flynn recently told Kevin Thomas on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN’s Drive Time Lincoln.
Flynn said he tried to turn the negative into a positive as voters prepare to cast ballots in the primary tomorrow. Flynn said polls in 2008 gave him only 5-to-11% of the vote, far less than the 22% he received on Election Day. He said the campaign has had strong traffic on its website and commercials it has posted on YouTube.
Spencer Zimmerman and Sharyn Elander also appear on the Republican primary ballot.
Kevin Thomas of KLIN contributed to this report.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]