Omaha, NE.—One look back at Election Night finds a major urban-rural split across Nebraska, with Democrats scoring well in Lincoln and Omaha, while the GOP roared across the rest of the state sweeping every major office.
Former Senator Bob Kerrey tells News Channel Nebraska his Democratic party has to reach out:
“The most important thing is to make an affirmative effort to understand the culture of primarily rural Nebraska— or the culture of suburban Nebraska— but particularly rural Nebraska. Ninety out of 93 counties have population declines. We have counties that voted overwhelmingly for candidates who promised to repeal Obamacare that were…some of the counties that benefited the most from Obamacare. That’s a cultural rejection. That’s a rejection from people saying ‘you don’t understand us.’”
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