Hagel to Endorse Bob Kerrey

Hagel to Endorse Bob Kerrey

By Ashlee Pitzl. CREATED Oct 31, 2012

Omaha, NE -  Democrat Bob Kerrey will pick up a big endorsement from a Nebraska republican heavyweight.

A spokesperson for the Kerrey campaign confirmed to KMTV Action 3 news Wednesday night that Chuck Hagel will formally endorse Kerrey Thursday afternoon.  Hagel is a former U.S. Senator.  His support comes as recent polls show the once-wide gap between Kerrey and republican Deb Fischer is narrowing.  The latest Omaha World Herald poll gave Fischer a three point lead. 

Fischer on Wednesday said her internal polling still puts her at a double-digit lead.  But she did admit the gap is narrowing.

Hagel was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, where he served until 2008.