The Nebraska Republican Party is pushing ahead with its attempt to keep Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey off the May primary ballot.
The GOP on Thursday filed a motion to expedite its appeal of Wednesday's court ruling that cleared the path for Kerrey's name to appear on the ballot. The state GOP says Kerrey violated a state residency law for candidates. A Lancaster County District judge ruled Wednesday that the state does not have the constitutional authority to impose such a law on U.S. Senate candidates.
The GOP filed a motion Thursday asking that its appeal go directly to the Nebraska Supreme Court and that arguments be scheduled for as early as Friday.
Wednesday was the deadline, under state law, to validate candidates and set the May ballot.