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Osborne loses Nebraska GOP primary

Updated: May 10, 2006, 9:15 AM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- Football coach-turned-congressman Tom Osborne tried -- and failed -- to take down Gov. Dave Heineman on Tuesday in the Republican primary for governor of this football-crazy state.

In Nebraska, with 97 percent of the precincts reporting, Heineman received 50 percent of the vote to Osborne's 44.

Osborne was initially considered a strong favorite because of his three national championships at the University of Nebraska. In his three congressional races, ...

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