With less than a week left before the election, Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer are crossing the state and pulling in big-name endorsements. Kerrey has nearly caught Fischer in the race for the U.S. Senate. According to an Omaha World Herald poll released Oct. 29, he trailed Fischer by just 3 percentage points.
Both candidates are expected in North Platte Friday -- Kerrey at 9:30 a.m. and Fischer will arrive at 3:30 p.m., according to their publicists.
Fischer will appear Friday morning at an Omaha airfield with Sen. John McCain, the 2008 presidential candidate. Sen. Mike Johanns, Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy and Rep. Adrian Smith will accompany her in North Platte.
Kerrey, the Democrat, appeared a week ago with former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel. Kerrey has also been endorsed by independent Senator and 2004 vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman.
Kerrey also picked up endorsements from moderate Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Mark Warner -- two senators that Fischer has said she could work with if she is elected.
This report was revised from an earlier look at the polls and endorsements, posted Tuesday. It has been reposted so talkbackers can continue the discussion. Stay tuned for more on this epic, multi-million dollar campaign. - Editor.