Scott Kleeb, a rancher, teacher, and activist building support from the bottom up is the kind of new Democrat who can shake loose the death grip that the GOP has had on the West and Plains states. He ran for Congress last cycle in NE-03, by far the largest of Nebraska's 3 congressional districts. NE-03 has never sent a Democrat to Congress, but Scott, a political neophyte, raised more money than the Democrats running in NE-01 and NE-02 combined, and pared the GOP down to a 10-point margin.
Nebraska as a whole is less conservative than the 3rd district, and is represented by one incumbent Democratic Senator, and an open seat... for Scott.
Scott's populist, grass-roots campaign won a resounding victory in the May 13 primary, leading a field of 4 candidates with 69%. The winner will face a Bush cabinet officer hoping to walk into an easy Senate seat in November. Let's give the voters a real choice, and make it a real contest.