Democrat Bob Kerrey says his United States Senate race with Republican Deb Fischer is getting closer.
Kerrey claims he’s gaining ground on Republican Deb Fischer, saying polling conducted by his campaign indicates Fischer’s lead has narrowed to a single digit.
“It’s encouraging. The race appears to be tightening to us,” Kerrey tells reporters during a Lincoln news conference, “but, you never know, the voters will get to decide on the 6th of November. I think we’ve presented a very clear alternative.”
Kerrey declines to give specifics about the internal polling and its numbers.
Most public opinion polls indicate Fischer leads three weeks from Election Day. Some polls place the race out of reach. The Washington Post ranks the Nebraska Senate seat as the most likely to flip on November 6th.
Kerrey dismisses the assessment, saying it is not uncommon for Washington, D. C. to be wrong. He adds his expectation is that the campaign has a good chance of proving the Washington Post wrong.
When pressed, Kerrey declines to say whether he can win the race.
“I don’t know. I’m going to be much more prepared to answer that on the 7th of November than I am today,” Kerrey responds, “because I always see perfectly clear when I’m looking back.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]