Just as we noted this morning, the Nebraska GOP Senate primary tonight is down to the wire. State Sen. Deb Fischer, the dark horse endorsed by Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, is neck and neck with Attorney General Jon Bruning. We’ll update continuously as politicos live-tweet through the night.


Nebraska Secretary of State results are here.

The Palin effect has some Twitter folks remembering how she helped Nikki Haley in South Carolina:

Looking good for Fischer in key counties:

As of 10:50pm Eastern:

Other winners and losers:

Fischer’s pulling ahead as Bruning’s early-voting advantage dissipates:


The winner tonight faces former Nebraska Senator and governor-turned-Beltway/NYC fixture Bob Kerrey — prompting well-deserved razzing:

Still counting:

Is it too early to celebrate?


11:16pm Eastern – CNN projects Fischer the winner:

And more calls:

Let the spin and counter-spin begin:

Let this be a lesson for all the naysayers talking down candidates who face uphill primary battles: