Osborne sets sights on Nebraska state house

Nebraska rejecting Tom Osborne is like the North Pole ousting Santa Claus. It may happen Tuesday, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: May 8, 2006, 9:27 AM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

OMAHA, Neb. -- It is unthinkable, it is incredible, and if the surveys are correct, it might be Tuesday. Nebraskans go to the polls and reject Tom Osborne as their leader? Yeah, and any day now, the North Pole will oust Santa Claus. But as the May 9 Republican gubernatorial primary approaches, Osborne is in a statistical dead heat with the incumbent, Dave Heineman. According to Nebraska StatePaper.com, the latest poll, taken last Wed-Thu-Fri, showed Heineman with 42.5 percent, Osborne with 42.2 ...

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