Democrat Bob Kerrey makes one last push in his United States Senate campaign prior to Election Day, campaigning in Lincoln and Omaha after a western Nebraska campaign swing.
Kerrey says he has no regrets about returning to Nebraska and returning to politics. Kerrey, the former governor and senator from Nebraska, has returned from New York to campaign for his former seat. He shies from answering whether he’s confident he can win.
“My confidence is really that we’ve run a good campaign. We’re giving Nebraskans a very clear choice and they get to decide,” Kerrey tells Nebraska Radio Network. “So, I don’t have any regrets for being back in Nebraska certainly and no regrets about running.”
Public opinion polls indicated Kerrey trailed badly early in the race with Republican Deb Fischer. Since then, the polls indicate the race has narrowed considerably with Fischer holding on to a much slimmer lead.
Again, the question: can he win?
“We’ll find out tomorrow. I don’t know,” Kerrey says, laughing. “I think that I can, but it’s not me making the leap, it’s really Nebraskans themselves making the decision of who they think has the experience to be most effective for them in the United States Senate.”
Kerrey says he is confident he can keep the promises he has given Nebraska voters, that he will work with Republicans interested in resolving the country’s fiscal problems: the growing federal debt and the shaky finances of Social Security and Medicare.
Kerrey says he has felt the momentum of the campaign shift.
“No one can ever predict whether or not you are going to win, but I think we’ve put a good campaign together and there’s a good, clear choice and I’m 100% confident that Nebraskans have a very, very clear choice tomorrow and I trust in their judgment.”
AUDIO: Democrat Bob Kerrey discusses campaign on eve of Election Day. [1:50]