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Exclusive: Kerrey Buys Omaha Home

By   /   May 30, 2012  /   14 Comments

Nebraska Watchdog has learned that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Kerrey has bought a house in Omaha.

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, joe@nebraskawatchdog.org

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  • Bam

    When his FAMILY will move into the new home? Oh, that’s rich.

  • Jazzee

    WhO cares what bob does???? he is such a joke

  • Truth-or-Dare

    On North 61st Street . . . yeah, I am quite sure “the fandamily” will be moving in when pigs fly!!!!

    Isn’t that a little “under budget” for the guy who got a $3 million bonus when he left his last job?????

    Welcome to Nebraska, Bob. Things have changed a smidge in this fair State since you left her 0+ years ago, but here’s hoping you catch up real soon! I bet you will find your neighbors will form a welcoming committee upon the big move! Don’t know what the tax average was in the neighborhood BEFORE you bought your house . . . hope you didn’t “upset the apple cart” for all of your neighbors when their new valuations comes out next time around!!!

  • Truth-or-Dare

    P.S. Bet it will make a nice little rental when you go back to the City!!!!!!

  • Ikon

    New unauthorized ELECT BOB KERREY TV Commercial! Shows that there are Intelligent people in Nebraska!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su33LbXDZWU&list=UUjxS-NIIBUiRKM-YrflYxLA&index=1&feature=plcp

  • watchdogfan

    Oh my my, such negativity. And you guys wonder how this campaign is going to be ran. Tell me, is it a Republican requirement that one must be nasty? To think I changed to Republican so I could vote in the primarys. Guess it’s time to change back cuz I do not like what I am seeing. Peace

  • http://FN45 Bam

    This is “nasty”? Tell that to Chuck Hassebrook.

  • Truth-or-Dare

    Who are YOU calling a Republican ? I just don’t LIKE Good Old Bob!!!!!!

  • M.J.

    If you’re looking for a good deal on a house in Dundee, watch this one. It will be back on the Market in November.

  • Watching From Lincoln

    As a Republican of 32 years, let’s be fair. GOP Carpetbaggers here in Nebraska: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Sen. Mike Johanns. Former Sen. Chuck Hagel. So quick to point out the splinter in another’s eye these troglodytes here don’t notice the log of hypocrisy beating them on their thick skulls.

  • http://google resistwemuch

    WFL: Please stop referring to “Chuck” Hagel as a Republican.

  • http://google resistwemuch

    Or for that matter, include “Mike” Johanns.

  • Jazzee

    Yep neither Chuck or Mikey are conservatives at all…the other jokes from nebraska

    I doubt old rockin’ bob lives in his ‘new’ home just another joke on nebraskans go home bob been there done that

  • What!?

    It’ll be interesting to see if his home “purchase” closes before the election.

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