Steve Martin’s Ad for Bob Kerrey: A Wad of Paper and a Prayer

Comedian helps struggling Senate campaign

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Can Steve Martin and a wad of paper save Bob Kerrey's bid to become a U.S. Senator for Nebraska again? For months, polls have suggested Kerrey is in deep trouble against Republican Deb Fischer as the two politicos try to fill the shoes vacated by longtime Cornhusker statesman Ben Nelson. Will Martin's offbeat two-minute video help? Since Kerrey is polling at negative double digits to Fischer, the comedian's antics probably can't hurt.

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@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.