One independent has been added to the United States Senate race. The status of one other independent is pending.
Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale reports enough signatures have been verified for independent candidate Jim Jenkins to make it on the ballot with Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina.
Jenkins turned in roughly 6,000 signatures. He needed at least 4,000 to be verified to make the ballot with at least 750 of the signatures collected in each of the three Congressional districts.
Todd Watson has reported submitting 5,380 signatures to the Secretary of State. Those signatures will be sent to county election authorities for verification.
Incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Johanns has decided against running for re-election.