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U.S. Senate candidates campaign hard in last hours of race
It's a race that has grabbed national attention. The winner could determine who controls the Senate.
As we continue our Decision 2012 coverage a look at the race that millions of dollars has been spent on.
Months of campaigning comes to an end tomorrow when Nebraskans decide Deb Fischer or Bob Kerrey.
She, a rancher who is completing her second and final term as a member of the Nebraska Unicameral. He, a former senator and Nebraska Governor.
Republican Deb Fischer says her 8 years of experience in the Legislature have given her the experience of working with both Republicans and Democrats.
"I'm in touch with Nebraskans that the last 8 years in my job as a state senator and especially as chair in the transportation and telecommunications committee, I've traveled the state, I've worked with Nebraskan's in every community in this state," Fischer said.
Democrat Bob Kerrey previously served in the Senate from 1989 to 2001. He says he wants to return to Washington to help end the partisan gridlock.
"It's essential that Republicans and Democrats when they have common cause worry less about getting a victory for themselves or preventing the other party from getting a victory and get a victory for the American people, in this case for Nebraskans," said Kerrey.
Both say jobs is one of their top priorities.
"We need to let them grow and create jobs, that's how we're going to turn this economy around," said Fischer.
"I would say creating jobs and there I've got a tremendous amount of experience supporting particularly ethanol and agriculture," Kerrey said.
And then there's the budget.
"The biggest issue is government spending, it's out of control, in Nebraska we balance our budget, we don't spend money we don't have," said Fischer.
And the Farm Bill.
"We had an agriculture recession in the 1980's, I helped contribute to a good farm bill in 1985, I helped write the Farm Bill in 1990," said Kerrey.
Kerrey has said he'd like Congress to be nonpartisan, something Fischer doesn't support.
"It's a different system in Washington, I'm not going to Washington and put all my energy into an issue I don't believe is realistic," Fischer said.
Fischer favors repealing President Obama's health care law, Kerrey favors renewable energy.
"Keep the renewable fuel standards in place, I mean that's probably the most important thing right now and we need a farm bill," said Kerrey.
Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer: fighting to represent Nebraska in Washington.
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