Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator Mike Johanns called on Bob Kerrey to stop his negative campaigning and pull the false attack ads he has been running against State Senator Deb Fischer. Senator Johanns made the following comments:
“I think Bob Kerrey unfortunately reached the conclusion that the only way he could win was to win really ugly.”
“I’ve know Bob for 30 years…I’m extremely disappointed in him. This is not the kind of campaign that he has run in the past, and it’s not right. He should say sorry, he should acknowledge that the ad he put out there is not accurate and wrong on the facts, and he should apologize to Senator Fischer. He should finish the last few days of this campaign with some sense of dignity about how we conduct races in Nebraska. At the end of the day, that’s what I’m asking Bob Kerrey to do.”
“I’ll guarantee Nebraskans that when Deb Fischer comes to the Senate, Deb and I will be Senators for all Nebraskans…There won’t be a pair that works harder in the United States Senate to represent their state. That’s the kind of character and determination Deb Fischer brings to her candidacy and will bring to the United States Senate, and I think she’s going to be a great partner as we work together.”
And this is also interesting because this is what Bob Kerrey himself had to say back in one of his previous campaigns:
Yes Bob, Nebraskans DO know better.