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Kerrey talks about his campaign during South Sioux City stop

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) -

Deb Fischer's democratic opponent will be former Senator Bob Kerrey.

The election will get national scrutiny, because it could tip the balance of power in the senate.

Here are some of Bob Kerrey's answers to questions at his press conference on Wednesday in South Sioux City, Nebraska.

"I'm running because at the end of the day, I simply couldn't sit on the sidelines and say no. I've had several other opportunities in my life to serve my country, this is an opportunity that I simply couldn't say no to," Bob Kerrey, a U.S. Senate Candidate.

"My wife currently rent a place in Omaha, and we actually spent the last couple of days looking for real estate and win or lose, we'll have a residency here in Nebraska," Kerrey said.

"The idea that if you leave the state for 10 years for a job and you come back that somehow disqualifies you for office. That is not something that connects you to the values," Kerrey said.

"I don't know if you could describe me as an underdog. But I have in the past have been able to persuade Republicans, mostly because of my business background. That I understand there is a limitation on taxation and that you have to be careful with both otherwise you are not going to create jobs," Kerrey said.

"When it comes to the deficit reduction all you have to do is do the work. That's why I voted for George Herbert Walker Bush's proposal in 1990, I voted for Bill Clinton's in 1993 and I worked with John Kasich and with Newt Gingrich in 1997," Kerrey said.

"If I was in the Senate today, my guess is I would be fighting FEMA trying to get them in a more expeditious fashion to get money to South Sioux City to repair public property that was damaged in the flood," Kerrey said.

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