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Deb Fischer Surges Into The Lead On The Eve Of Nebraska GOP Senate Primary (Herman Cain endorses)
Redstate ^ | 5/14/2012 | rightwingnut2

Posted on 05/15/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by Qbert

On the eve of Nebraska’s GOP Senate primary, We Ask America has Deb Fischer surging into the lead. As you can see from the chart below, that is a remarkable 21 point swing over a period of one week. According to the pollster, it sounds like Fischer has benefited from significant financial support from TD Ameritrade founder, Joe Ricketts. However, something else happened in the past week, which is conveniently omitted from their analysis. As I wrote in this post, Sarah Palin endorsed Fischer last Wednesday.

Jon Bruning’s liberal record has been a frequent topic of conversation on Redstate. This post by Erick Erickson lays it out the best. I know Erick supports Stenberg, but if this poll is any indication, it looks like Nebraska conservatives need to unite behind Fischer tomorrow.

Update: New Facebook note from Palin in support of Fischer.

Tomorrow voters go to the polls in Nebraska. Please remember to vote for Deb Fischer as the next U.S. Senator from the Cornhusker State…..

Update: Herman Cain endorsed Fischer tonight.

(Atlanta) On the eve of the Nebraska Primary Election, former presidential frontrunner Herman Cain announced his endorsement of Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Deb Fischer. Cain joins Sarah Palin and Representative Jeff Fortenberry in formally supporting Fischer over her Republican rivals Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg.

“As a state Senator, Deb Fischer has offered bold solutions for tax reform,” Cain said. “I support Deb’s run for the Senate because I know she can take this courage and common sense drive to the federal level.” ……



TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: debfischer; hermancain; jonbruning; palin

1 posted on 05/15/2012 6:47:38 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I voted for her today. Bruning is as corrupt as they come and seems to have used his position as AG to do little more than enrich himself.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 7:19:57 AM PDT by tuwood
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To: Qbert

I just donated $9.99, so they would know it was to support tax reform :)


3 posted on 05/15/2012 7:29:38 AM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Qbert

Palin/Cain 2012.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 7:32:20 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Qbert

But, but I was told, right here on FR, that Sarah Palin was a has-been, that her influence would vanish completely as soon as she got out of the presidential race. What happened? Do we get a retraction from the PDS Caucus? Guess I won’t hold my breath waiting for THAT to happen.


5 posted on 05/15/2012 7:33:46 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Qbert

Great to hear the Tea Party influence remains strong...

However..

This is a winnable race. In Deb Fischer, we’re not seeing the second coming of Sharron Angle, are we?


6 posted on 05/15/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: eCSMaster

Wow, can’t you folks give it a rest? It’s Romney, unfortunately.


7 posted on 05/15/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: ScottinVA

It’s Nebraska... and the Dems are probably going to run the leftist Bob Kerrey.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 7:51:37 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: ScottinVA; fieldmarshaldj
In Deb Fischer, we’re not seeing the second coming of Sharron Angle, are we?

Not sure if she's been fully vetted, but she's served a couple terms in the state senate without attracting notoriety. She's a rancher, married with three children.

Hers is not particularly a tea party candidacy. Bruning has been badly beaten up (fairly, to a degree), Stenberg doesn't set the world on fire and has gotten dirty from the mud fight (fairly or unfairly), and Fischer is the classic third candidate with no obvious drawbacks benefitting from the tussle at the top.

9 posted on 05/15/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: tuwood

“Bruning is as corrupt as they come...”. What are some examples of this? Thank you.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: tuwood

“Bruning is as corrupt as they come...”. What are some examples of this? Thank you.


11 posted on 05/15/2012 8:54:08 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: tuwood

(sorry for double post)


12 posted on 05/15/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: ScottinVA

Sharron Angle gets a bad rap from many. Her race was not like many of the others the tea party won.

It wasn’t a heavily red state like KY where Paul won. It wasn’t like FL where there was a 3 way race and the dem was some lame candidate like Kendrick Meek who no one had ever heard of. It wasn’t like Lee in UT where the GOP could have nominated you and they’d have won going away.

Harry Reid was a 3 term Sr Senator from a pro Obama state in NV. He had control of a statewide machine and had great coordination with the unions. He was the Senate Majority Leader. It’s a lot to ask a state to get rid of a majority leader of the same party of the President. NV knew that as long as Reid was there they’d have the ear of the WH and have their concerns taken care of. If Angle won, the WH would totally ignore NV and they’d become some backwater. Having a Majority Leader from your state gives you a lot of influence and power. It’s not easy to give that all up. Reid is also a mormon in a state that has a large mormon population and don’t discount that. If that’s going to help Romney in NV, why shouldn’t it have helped Reid?

So, I just don’t think that race was as easy as many made it out to be. I mean, would Lowden or whoever else was in that GOP primary have beatn Reid? Probably not.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 11:18:38 AM PDT by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25

Well said.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 11:25:42 AM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: jeltz25
I mean, would Lowden or whoever else was in that GOP primary have beatn Reid? Probably not

Hard to say, but Lowden and Tarkanian both had polled better vs. Reid than Angle. Plus -- and like it or not, it matters -- Angle had poor camera presence.

15 posted on 05/15/2012 11:26:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: jeltz25

Angle earned the bad rap by her prior runs for office. I warned everyone within earshot she was too damaged, immensely unpopular and polarizing to win a statewide office, and she proved that. Any other credible GOP candidate in the primary would’ve defeated the highly unpopular Reid.


16 posted on 05/15/2012 12:03:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: NE Cons
Wow, can’t you folks give it a rest? It’s Romney, unfortunately.

YES! Abandon all hope, you stupid peasants, for a brokered convention, and line up behind your candidate - the gun grabber (who now says he's SEVERELY pro-2nd Amendment), abortion-supporter (who now says he's SEVERELY pro-life), Mitt Willard Romney!

See that perfect smile? Can't you tell it's genuine?


17 posted on 05/15/2012 12:15:30 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java

Wow. You have issues FRiend


18 posted on 05/15/2012 2:12:53 PM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: NE Cons
Wow. You have issues FRiend

Better get used to them - you'll see me mocking your boy Willard all through the election cycle!

19 posted on 05/15/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: COBOL2Java; NE Cons

Hi Jack!


20 posted on 05/15/2012 5:33:55 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: COBOL2Java

He’s not my boy... And Obama thanks you


21 posted on 05/15/2012 7:15:46 PM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: COBOL2Java
I'll do what I can to help defeat the Kenyan Marxist

you step aside and let the grown-ups do the heavy lifting... While you do Obama's and Axelrod's dirty work

22 posted on 05/15/2012 7:18:28 PM PDT by NE Cons (Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
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To: Skulllspitter
If these results are correct, then it is looking very good for Deb Fischer, isn't it?

She has pulled into a 2% lead with 59% of the vote counted and mostly rural counties left to report.

Given it is Nebraska, I'm guessing every county except Douglas (Omaha) and Lancaster (Lincoln) are considered rural, right?

23 posted on 05/15/2012 7:47:58 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NEMDF

The ones that bother me the most was him trying to waive a $1 Million settlement with Nelnet and then we find out after the fact he owns a near $1 Million property with two Nelnet executives. No conflict of interest there.
The other piece is how he’s been throwing the weight of his name/position around to personally enrich himself while he’s in office.

Probably nothing abnormal for a typical politician, but that’s what turns me off and makes me feel he’s corrupt. You don’t make all that money without some kind of strings attached IMHO.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT by tuwood
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To: Qbert

Herman endorsed. This sounds like good news.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 7:55:13 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:arab spring,banks,big oil,bush,ceos,christians,coal,FNC,Jpn tsumani,T Party,wall st,you)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Perhaps. In any event, Palin had nothing to do with Angle. She didn’t endorse her in the primary and only issued a pro forma endorsement in the fall when it really didn’t mean anything. I think her father and brother actually campaigned for Tarkanian during the primary.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 2:44:29 PM PDT by jeltz25
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