This is a non-partisan analysis of the policies and political positions of Deb Fischer (R) and Bob Kerrey (D), politicians contesting for the U.S. Senate seat from Nebraska in the 2012 elections for the Senate. Fischer scored an unexpected victory over GOP favorite Jon Bruning in the Republican primary and went on to defeat Bob Kerry to win the senatorial election.

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Bob Kerrey versus Deb Fischer comparison chart
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Bob KerreyDeb Fischer
Born Joseph Robert Kerrey, (1943-08-27) August 27, 1943 (age 68), Lincoln, Nebraska (1951-03-01) March 1, 1951 (age 61), Lincoln, Nebraska
Political party Democratic Republican
Residence Omaha, Nebraska Valentine, Nebraska
Alma mater University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) was the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001. After serving in the Vietnam War and being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions, Debra Strobel 'Deb' Fischer (born March 1, 1951) is a member of the Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. Her rural legislative district is in the north-central portion of the state and is the largest geographica

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Position on Afghanistan

Energy Policy

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Kerrey vs Fischer in Opinion Polls

Poll source Date(s)
Kerrey (D)
Fischer (R)
Rasmussen Reports May 16, 2012 38% 56%
Public Policy Polling March 22-25, 2012 38% 48%
Rasmussen Reports March 5, 2012 34% 46%


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