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  Ricketts pays for anti-Bruning ad
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Last EditedCOSDem  May 13, 2012 04:08pm
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MediaNewspaper - Omaha World Herald
News DateSunday, May 13, 2012 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Republican U.S. Senate race in Nebraska promises to end on a fast and furious note as the two primary challengers seeking to zip past front-runner Jon Bruning got some help in the home stretch from a former Omaha businessman.

Joe Ricketts, who owns the Chicago Cubs with his family and founder of now-TD Ameritrade, poured $200,000 into the race with a tough television advertisement Saturday that questioned Bruning's character and business deals, and another ad that praised Deb Fischer.

It was the latest money funneled into Nebraska from outside interest groups supporting either Fischer or Don Stenberg, all in an effort to deny Bruning the nomination.

Bruning may still be the front-runner, but all signs are pointing to a wild finish Tuesday when voters go to the polls and choose the Republican candidate to face likely Democratic nominee Bob Kerrey in the fall election.
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