ActBlue Ropes ‘Em In: Scott Kleeb

As we head into Election Day, we wanted to highlight a closely watched election in the state of Nebraska, where Scott Kleeb is running for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Chuck Hagel.

After a near-win for Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District seat in 2006, Kleeb scored a landslide victory in the Democratic primary election for the U.S. Senate seat, winning almost 70 percent of the vote in a four-candidate race.

<pScott Kleeb's roots in Nebraska are strong: he is a fourth-generation Nebraskan and currently teaches at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. After attending the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduating summa cum laude, he went on to Yale University, where he graduated with both a Master's degree in International Relations and a PhD in History. Kleeb is married to Jane Fleming and has two children.

Kleeb has successfully raised over $730,000 on ActBlue from an astounding 10,000 supporters. He has been endorsed by Daily Kos’ Orange to Blue program, the Nebraska State Education Association, and has received support from Senators Ben Nelson, Claire McCaskill, Barbara Boxer, and John Kerry, among others.

We were thrilled when we caught up with Scott a few weeks ago in Denver. Despite less than ideal filming conditions (the background is a little noisy and dark), Scott took time to send a message to about ActBlue.

Please forgive the conditions, ActBlue Democrats. Here’s Scott Kleeb: