Early results from the primary election give Attorney General Jon Bruning a slim lead in the Republican race for United States Senate.
State Senator Deb Fischer trails Bruning, with state Treasurer Don Stenberg in third.
The Secretary of State’s office reports that with 259 of the 1,785 precincts (14.5%) of the precincts in, Bruning has 21,355 votes or 40.4% of the total. Fischer has 17,483 or 33.09% of the vote. Stenberg has 11,845 votes or 22.42% of the vote.
In the Republican presidential primary, Mitt Romney is easily out-distancing the field with 74% of the vote.