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Supporters' bid for Osborne write-in campaign rejected

Updated: July 18, 2006, 11:35 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by supporters of U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne to mount a write-in campaign aimed at getting the former Nebraska coach elected governor.

Osborne dropped out of the race after losing the Republican primary to Gov. Dave Heineman.

Nebraska law prohibits a candidate who lost in a primary from launching a write-in campaign, and the state's high court rejected his supporters' request without comment late last week, the clerk's office ...

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