Polls show Democrat Bob Kerrey is trailing Republican Deb Fischer in the race to replace Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson. In fact, one poll being touted by Fischer's campaign shows her with a 21-point lead. The poll, sponsored by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, was conducted by We Ask America. Stumping for votes in Siouxland Saturday, Kerrey said it's a single digit race.
The former Governor and U.S. Senator served up more than just politics at the Katch-a-Kup coffee shop in South Sioux City. He stood behind the counter taking orders.
Later, as he spoke with voters he distanced himself from parts of the President's controversial health care policies, calling the Affordable Health Care Act's employer mandate "counterproductive."
He also railed against his Republican opponent, Deb Fischer, on many issues, including Medicare. He said drastic cuts aren't the answer.
"In many ways, Medicare is the most important program that we have in the state of Nebraska. It's more important in some ways than the farm bill, particularly in rural communities. It keeps our hospitals open, it keeps our people knowing that they're going to be able to get coverage. It's been a tremendous success in America, but it's a liability if the cost of the program continues to go up," said Kerrey.
The former Navy Seal has strong opinions about the recent wars and what Congress should be doing to help veterans returning from duty overseas. Hear what he has to say on that issue tonight on News Four At Ten.
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