The home at 415 N. 61st St. is located near Memorial Park.
According to the Douglas County Assessor’s website, the 1-1/2 story-1,824 square foot house is valued for tax purposes at $230,700.
The 2011 taxes on the home were $4,850.
The purchase follows Republican criticism surrounding Kerrey’s initial move back to the state—criticism that questioned his voter registration and found him labeled a carpetbagger after spending the past decade in New York City.
When Kerrey decided to run for the Senate in late February he initially registered to vote in Douglas County using his sister’s house as his address. The next day he changed his official residence to a guest home in west Omaha owned by real estate developer Jay Noddle.
The GOP then filed a lawsuit claiming that Kerrey was playing fast and loose with the state’s residency requirements and arguing that Kerrey’s name should not have been allowed on the ballot.
Kerrey’s campaign called the lawsuit, which the Nebraska Supreme Court refused to hear, frivolous.
It’s not clear when Kerrey and his family will move into the new home.
Kerrey—a former one term governor and two term Senator— is running against Republican State Sen. Deb Fischer, who lives with her husband on a ranch near Valentine in northwest Nebraska.
Reported by Joe Jordan, [email protected]
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