In Nebraska Senate race, Republican loyalties are split

On the Democratic side, former Sen. Bob Kerrey is expected to easily win his party's nomination on Tuesday. Kerrey remains highly recognizable with his 12 years of Senate experience (as well as gubernatorial service before that) to tout, but his campaign's bumpy start has contributed to a clear underdog status against any of the Republican frontrunners.

At first, Kerrey rejected a comeback bid before relenting late in the race and finally announcing his candidacy this past February. Republicans further complicated his entry by legally challenging his residency and therefore his eligibility to run. (The state Supreme Court dismissed the case in March.)

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