Skip to comments.A‘mama grizzly’ upset is possible in Nebraska
Posted on 05/11/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
But with just five days until the GOP primary, neither Stenberg nor Kerrey is looking like Brunings biggest obstacle. Instead, the until-now-dark-horse candidate in the race, state Sen. Deb Fischer, has asserted herself and according to politicos in Nebraska has a fighting chance to usurp Bruning on Tuesday.
Fischer, 61, is an eight-year state senator and product of a ranching family whose father served in Gov. Kay Orrs (R) Cabinet (more on her bio here). Through late April, she had raised less than $400,000 for her campaign, while Bruning and Stenberg have either spent millions (Bruning) or had millions spent by outside groups on their behalf (Stenberg).
Fischer made perhaps her biggest splash of the campaign Wednesday, announcing the backing of Sarah and Todd Palin. A few days prior, her campaign released a poll showing her within a few points of Bruning, trailing 30 percent to 26 percent, with Stenberg at 18 percent.
One Republican consultant who supports Stenberg says the efforts to boost him have largely failed, and he has slipped into third place, but that the anti-Bruning campaign spearheaded by the Club for Growth has successfully brought down Brunings numbers, forced Bruning and Stenberg to battle, and Fischer has shot the gap.
The Club and the Senate Conservatives Fund have combined to spend more than $2 million on the race, with the Club opposing Bruning and the SCF propping up Stenberg.
After previously running ads against Stenberg, Brunings campaign is now up with an ad targeting both of his top opponents a sign of Fischers momentum.
...Deb Fischer is picking up the pieces that are falling from Brunings campaign, said the Stenberg supporter.
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Sounds like it might be more like
From Sarahs mouth to Sarahs foot!
Hi MD!!! I’ll be canvassing for her this weekend!!!
Great! Where are you gonna be at?
Deb Fischer has momentum on her side. Will it be enough?
Bellevue, Precinct 5, Saturday afternoon
It sounds like a wide open race based on the very limited polling data available. The last I saw was indicated some 24% undecided voters so that means the race or a spot in the run off can still be changed. I’m assuming it takes a majority to win the nomination and not a plurality. Good luck.
In the Nebraska primary, you simply need a plurality.
you simply need a plurality.
Interesting. I see after looking at The Green Papers that this is a non binding perferential primary and the delegates are actually chosen later at county and a state convention.
I was talking about the down ticket races (House, Senate, Legislature).
My bad. I wasn’t thinking and looked at the Presidential Primary rules. Sheesh.
Bruning is backed by Tea Party Express, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.