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A‘mama grizzly’ upset is possible in Nebraska
The Fix ^ | May 11, 2012 | Aaron Blake

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 Bruning’s 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 Orr’s (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 Bruning’s 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, Bruning’s campaign is now up with an ad targeting both of his top opponents — a sign of Fischer’s momentum.

“...Deb Fischer is picking up the pieces that are falling from Bruning’s campaign,” said the Stenberg supporter.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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1 posted on 05/11/2012 2:59:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

GO FISCHER!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 05/11/2012 3:01:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The good news is always down ballot these days


3 posted on 05/11/2012 3:04:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bruning is backed by Tea Party Express, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.

Deb Fischer is backed by Sarah Palin.


4 posted on 05/11/2012 3:05:05 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Palin Power


5 posted on 05/11/2012 3:06:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
The good news is always down ballot these days

Yep, I'm relishing the idea of seeing Claire Mckaskill (D)MO being shown the door..

6 posted on 05/11/2012 3:07:37 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

From Sarah’s mouth to God’s ear!


7 posted on 05/11/2012 3:09:11 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Clintonfatigued
GO FISCHER!!!!!!!!!

I'll be voting for her on Tuesday!

8 posted on 05/11/2012 3:11:35 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: GeronL

I hope Sarah throws her considerable political weight around this political season. I’d like to see her from sea to shining sea.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 3:13:49 PM PDT by libsrscum
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To: onyx
Sarah Palin: The Most Important Irrelevant Figure in America Today!

http://www.therepublicanexpress.com/v/vspfiles/photos/LPR6524-1.jpg

10 posted on 05/11/2012 3:28:19 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: libsrscum
I hope Sarah throws her considerable political weight around this political season. I’d like to see her from sea to shining sea.

But I have it on the best authority that Sarah is a has been quitter and that her 15 minutes of fame are over. I assume it's just a coincidence that everyone she endorses sees a huge jump in the polls and that far more of her picks than would be expected given their pre-endorsement standing actually win.

As disappointed as I was when she declined to run (so late in the game), I'm hoping there is method in her madness and she will make a serious and sustained effort to swing ten or so key down-ticket races. Two or three extra Tea Party Senate seats and somewhere around ten extra house seats may make all the difference in whether America survives the dangerous times we have entered.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: libsrscum

“I’d like to see her from sea to shining sea.”

And in some cases, ‘from she to shining she’...


12 posted on 05/11/2012 3:38:50 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: onyx

It would probably require an actual visit by Sarah to assure that win.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 3:49:14 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period. You can't trust the man with the big red (R))
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To: onyx

Bruning sent a letter to Congress strongly recommending that Eric Holder be confirmed as Attorney General.

That’s a deal-breaker for me.

If Fischer is the one who can beat him, then Fischer is who I’ll be voting for.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 4:12:54 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion
Bruning sent a letter to Congress strongly recommending that Eric Holder be confirmed as Attorney General.

YIKES. What an idiot.

15 posted on 05/11/2012 4:38:23 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: KC_Lion

You're right!
16 posted on 05/11/2012 4:40:46 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: GeronL

I sure hope so.
She endorsed her just a few days ago.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 4:41:49 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

I’m sure he wanted the Omaha voters to think he’s not racist. As far as I’m concerned, that’s DANGEROUS pandering, along the same lines as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

I prefer the rule of law, and my vote will reflect that.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 5:35:43 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Remember that.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 5:47:33 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Mark Levin just endorsed Stenberg.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 5:50:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I hate Rinos and Romney is one of the worst Rinos ever!)
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To: basil
From Sarah’s mouth to God’s ear!

Sounds like it might be more like

From Sarah’s mouth to Sarah’s foot!

21 posted on 05/11/2012 5:52:56 PM PDT by BRL
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To: MountainDad

Hi MD!!! I’ll be canvassing for her this weekend!!!


22 posted on 05/11/2012 7:51:46 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267
I’ll be canvassing for her this weekend!!!

Great! Where are you gonna be at?

23 posted on 05/11/2012 9:06:37 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: MountainDad

Deb Fischer has momentum on her side. Will it be enough?


24 posted on 05/11/2012 10:44:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: MountainDad

Bellevue, Precinct 5, Saturday afternoon


25 posted on 05/12/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

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.


26 posted on 05/12/2012 6:15:32 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport

In the Nebraska primary, you simply need a plurality.


27 posted on 05/12/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

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.

Thanks.


28 posted on 05/12/2012 7:18:30 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport

I was talking about the down ticket races (House, Senate, Legislature).


29 posted on 05/12/2012 7:21:32 AM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

My bad. I wasn’t thinking and looked at the Presidential Primary rules. Sheesh.

Thanks.


30 posted on 05/12/2012 7:27:00 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: onyx

Bruning is backed by Tea Party Express, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Hmmmmmmmmmmm.......


31 posted on 05/13/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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