State Treasurer Don Stenberg (R) “will officially enter the Nebraska Senate race tomorrow, a Nebraska Republican source has confirmed, joining two other candidates in the race against Sen. Ben Nelson (D),” Hotline On Call reports.
Stenberg will compete with Attorney General Jon Bruning — the perceived front-runner on the GOP side — and Republican Pat Flynn in the race for the party’s nomination. The winner is likely to have a leg up on Nelson, at least initially, in the very red Cornhusker State.
Stenberg is “no stranger to Senate races, having run on three previous occasions, in 1996, 2000, and 2006.”
2000 was the only year he was able to secure the GOP nomination, when he narrowly lost to Nelson.