Democrats have likely taken the Senate.
Ben Nelson won with 63% of the vote.
And he didn’t bring a single Nebraska Democrat with him.
Not Scott Kleeb, the Dems’ golden boy who received national adulation from fawning Dems, and a late endorsement from Nelson.
Not Maxine Moul, Nelson’s former Lieutenant Governor who was supposed to be a fierce opponent for first term Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.
Heck, not even Kate Witek, a sitting office-holder and the new darling of the state Democrats.
Nope, Ben didn’t or couldn’t spread the wealth around for a single other statewide Democrat. (You could also argue that he couldn’t help recruit a decent candidate for Governor either.)
And by the way, for those Nebraskans who voted to keep the House of Representatives solidly Republican, and lost, note that Pete Rickett’s last ad pointed out what no one wanted to think about: In January, Ben Nelson’s vote will put Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate. Looks like the Bugaboos have come home to roost.