The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the state Republican Party's attempt to keep Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey off the ballot.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the GOP challenge of
Kerrey's residency in Nebraska was filed too late because the May
primary ballot was certified last Thursday.
The high court's decision clears the way for Kerrey to run for
the senate seat he held for two terms after serving as Nebraska's
governor. He recently moved back to Nebraska from New York where
he'd lived since 2001.
Kerrey's campaign manager Paul Johnson says Republicans should
accept they'll have to compete with Kerrey.
GOP Chairman Mark Fahleson says he's disappointed Kerrey will
appear on the ballot because of a legal technicality. But he says
another appeal is unlikely.