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  • Republicans warm to Loretta Lynch

    12/26/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by 4buttons · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/14 | Seung Min Kim
    “I want to see what happens in the hearings,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said. “But certainly I’m supportive.” McCain and Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) all said in interviews they have met with Lynch privately and are inclined to vote in favor of her nomination. “I would say yes, unless something comes up during the hearings,” Fischer said when asked if she was leaning toward backing Lynch.
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we’re likely to start seeing those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • Palin: Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst unlike any other

    04/27/2014 4:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst would bring Iowa's values to Washington, D.C., and is unlike any lawmaker the city has seen. Palin was one of many women in politics to attend the "Heels On, Gloves Off!" rally Sunday to support Ernst, a Republican state senator. Others who attended the rally included Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds. The event was put on by ShePAC...
  • PALIN VISIT: Conservative Women Rallying Around Ernst

    04/17/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | April 16, 2014 | Sam Hoyle
    Sarah Palin already announced her support for US Senate candidate Joni Ernst. Now Palin is joining her on the campaign trail. The former vice presidential candidate will stump for Ernst at a rally in West Des Moines as part of a ShePAC event that aims to support, honor and elect conservative women. The “Heels On, Gloves Off” event is set for April 27th. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds, Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr will also attend the event.
  • SARAH PALIN ENDORSES PETE RICKETTS FOR NEBRASKA GOVERNOR

    04/06/2014 6:11:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 5,2014 | TONY LEE
    On Friday, former Alaska Gov. Palin went to Nebraska and endorsed businessman Pete Ricketts for governor in the state in which her endorsement has proven to be the gold standard. Palin joined Kay Orr, Nebraska's former Republican governor whom Palin called the "original Mama Grizzly," to endorse to endorse Ricketts, whom Palin called the clear principled commonsense conservative choice in this race whose positions are clear: "he opposes amnesty and taxpayer funded benefits for illegal immigrants in any form and always has." Palin said the "alternative is woeful dependency on an inevitable sinking ship I call 'Liberal Lunacy.'" Palin has...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate (Iowa - Harkin's open seat)

    03/26/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 41 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 03/26/14 | Kevin Hall
    One day after her “Squeal” TV brought her national attention, Joni Ernst picks up the endorsement of Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor, 2008 vice-presidential nominee and conservative firebrand calls Ernst a “champion for life, small government, and lower taxes.” Here is what Palin had to say when announcing her support for Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race: “If Nebraska’s Deb Fischer can see through the bull in Washington, then Iowa’s Joni Ernst can help her cut through the pork. Growing up on a hog farm in Southwest Iowa, Joni has taken her “pork cutting” skills to the Iowa...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Deb Fischer's having dinner with President Obama(Is Deb going "Native" on us?)

    04/23/2013 1:40:34 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | April 23, 2013 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Deb Fischer is headed back to the White House tonight for dinner with President Barack Obama. “I’m a regular,” the Nebraska Republican quipped as she arrived at the weekly Senate GOP luncheon in the Capitol. Fischer was among a group of Republican senators who dined with Obama earlier this month. She also attended a reception there in March for Women’s History Month. The invite list for tonight’s dinner includes all 20 women in the Senate. It’s a record number of women in what has long been a male-dominated club. The group includes 16 Democrats and 4 Republicans....
  • We lost. But Palin still pulled out 2 new TP Senators: Deb Fischer and Ted Cruz

    11/07/2012 8:58:46 AM PST · by convertedtoreason · 33 replies
    Fischer, 61, a state legislator, easily won in a state that has trended more conservative in recent years. Elected to the Nebraska legislature in 2004, Fischer upset two better-known opponents to win the Republican primary. She will succeed retiring Democratic Senator Ben Nelson. Fischer has said she favors repeal of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms and supports passage of a balanced budget amendment. She also supports more oil drilling and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would go through Nebraska. Kerrey was elected governor of Nebraska in 1982. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1988, re-elected in...
  • Chuck Hagel (RINO) Set to Endorse Kerrey

    10/31/2012 7:43:46 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 37 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Oct. 31, 2012 | Robynn Tysver
    Republican Chuck Hagel is going to endorse Democrat Bob Kerrey. That's the word from the Kerrey camp this evening, as they prepare to make a "major" announcement tomorrow. A spokesman with Kerrey's campaign says Hagel – a former Nebraska U.S. Senator and a Republican – will back Kerrey in his race against Republican Deb Fischer. Hagel's endorsement comes as polls have shown the race between Kerrey and Fischer tightening down the home stretch. Hagel's backing could go a long way with independents. And, it clearly underscores Kerrey's contention that he is the person in the race who can win Republican...
  • Bob Kerrey Takes Back “Welfare Rancher” Smear (Nebraska Senate Race...D-Kerrey vs R-Fischer)

    08/15/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 8/15/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    “Bob Kerrey knows that Nebraskans are overwhelmingly rejecting his blatantly false and offensive attacks on Deb Fischer and her family. Now that Bob Kerrey’s smear campaign has backfired, he can’t backtrack fast enough.” KERREY TODAY: We asked Democrat Bob Kerrey if he believes Fischer is a Welfare Rancher. ‘I think that’s a little bit of stretch…” LINCOLN, Nebraska, August 15, 2012 - Today, Bob Kerrey said that attacking Deb Fischer as a “welfare rancher” was a “bit of a stretch.”
  • The Tea Party Senators

    08/05/2012 4:19:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 5, 2012 | ALBERT R. HUNT
    The U.S. House of Representatives last year became the spiritual home of the Tea Party, which helped elect dozens in the 2010 Republican landslide. Success in the Senate was limited.In 2013, the Senate may become the Tea Party’s cathedral. In my latest column, I lay out what has become of the Tea Party-backed representatives. This year, Tea Party activists are winning Republican Senate primaries and are favored to win seats in the fall. They include Ted Cruz in Texas, Deb Fischer in Nebraska and Richard Mourdock in Indiana. Primaries over the next 10 days in Missouri and Wisconsin could catapult...
  • Sarah Palin lunches in La Vista with Fischer (Nebraska US Senate race)

    08/04/2012 2:56:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 4, 2012 | Rick Ruggles
    Sarah Palin heaped praise Saturday on Deb Fischer, the Republican running against Bob Kerrey for one of Nebraska's seats in the U.S. Senate. Palin had just eaten lunch with Fischer and was taking a look at items in the La Vista Cabela's, talking with a couple customers and signing a man‘s cap. She called Fischer a “hard-working, very grounded, down-to-earth, patriotic American woman.” Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate four years ago, said that as a Nebraskan, Fischer knows agriculture and could “help common-sense, constitutional Americans.” “We need more of that when it comes to regulation and policy,” Palin said...
  • Are establishment republicans signaling that they refuse to support Deb Fischer?

    05/25/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 34 replies
    There's a story on the national journal about how tensions are rising again between the party's establishment and Demint. Does this mean that the GOP-E is planning on doing what it did in 2010 - that is, not support every candidate we the people nominated? Let's examine this logically: Deb Fischer is up in the polls by 18 points, yet the republicans have still found some reason to go out and whine. Why? There's only one answer. They're sick of us conservatives thinking that this is a conservative party, and they don't like it. They want the good old by...
  • Pro-Life Women’s Group Backs Deb Fischer in Nebraska

    05/22/2012 10:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Steven Ertelt and Andrew Bair
    The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund is hopping into the Nebraska Senate race and has supported the pro-life candidate who is looking to take the seat currently held by Ben Nelson, who upset pro-life voters with his Obamacare support. The national pro-life political action committee today announced its endorsement of Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. “Deb Fischer is a fighter for unborn children and their mothers. Her record in the Nebraska state legislature is one of fighting passionately for pro-life, pro-woman policies,” said Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “On the other hand, the...
  • How Fischer won

    05/19/2012 3:47:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 16, 2012 | Robynn Tysver, Paul Goodsell and Joe Duggan
    LINCOLN — Deb Fischer ran a stealth campaign. The state senator from Valentine who scored one of the biggest upsets in Nebraska political history Tuesday started to surge in the polls at the perfect time — early enough to win and too late for her opponents to respond. Fischer, who raised a paltry $440,000 to front-runner Jon Bruning’s $3.6 million, is now in position to become the second woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska, if she defeats Democrat Bob Kerrey in the fall. A third was appointed. She took her first poke at Kerrey shortly after taking...
  • Deb Fischer's Nebraska upset: Proof Sarah Palin still has the golden touch?

    05/17/2012 8:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | May 17, 2012 | Various pundits
    A Palin-backed underdog snatches the GOP Senate nomination from the favorite, and Mama Grizzly's endorsement may very well have put Fischer over the top... The Republican establishment was reeling in Nebraska this week, after a little-known but respected state senator, Deb Fischer, pulled off a stunning upset in the GOP Senate primary. Fischer became the instant favorite in her red state over Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former senator and governor. Until just days before the Tuesday vote, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning was expected to cruise to the GOP nomination, and his only apparent threat was from state Treasurer Don...
  • Neb. Senate stunner: Fischer wins

    05/17/2012 5:55:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2012 | David Catanese
    Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer wrested the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Attorney General Jon Bruning Tuesday night, riding a burst of late momentum to pull off an unexpected victory.Her stunning come-from-behind performance amounts to a warning flare about the volatility of the primary season and the unintended impact of outside groups.Fischer, a rancher and little-known state lawmaker, maintained a positive, above-the-fray tone while Bruning and state Treasurer Don Stenberg consistently traded blistering barbs. But she also benefited from a flurry of outside spending against Bruning, the front-running establishment favorite for more than a year who watched his polling...
  • Dems’ best friend: The GOP base (More "great advice" from the Left)

    05/17/2012 12:58:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | May 16, 2012 | Steve Kornacki
    At the very least, the Republican Party base’s revolt against its own establishment cost the GOP a 50-50 Senate tie in 2010, with primary voters forcing unelectable nominees on the party in three races that it had otherwise been on course to win. A decent case can be made that the uprising actually cost Republicans outright Senate control. And now the same thing may be happening all over again, with Nebraska joining a growing list of unexpected 2012 Senate battlegrounds – at least for the moment. The impetus is the surprise victory of Deb Fischer, a little-known state legislator, over...
  • Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

    05/16/2012 10:19:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Deb Fischer for Senate [Nebraska] ^ | 5/16/12 | Deb Fischer
    A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer knows about hard work, strong communities, and the Nebraska way of life. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Deb attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in Education. Deb and her husband Bruce have been married for over 39 years and own a ranching business near Valentine. On the ranch, they raised their three sons, all of whom have returned to live and work on the family ranch. The Fischer family has been recognized for their conservation and environmental stewardship, receiving honors from the Nebraska Natural Resources Districts, Nebraska Cattleman and the...
  • Another Conservative Victory Bubbles Up from the Grassroots in Nebraska

    05/16/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There was an election in Nebraska, and another establishment Republican went down the tubes. Nebraska State Senator Deb Fischer won the Republican nomination for US Senate in a race against the Attorney General Jon Bruning last night. She rode a burst of late momentum to pull off an unexpected victory. And it really was stunning. I mean it was a major surprising come-from-behind victory, and as it's reported here in The Politico, it "amounts to a warning flare about the volatility of the primary season and the unintended impact of outside groups," like the Tea Party. Deb...
  • "Deb Who?" Belies Liberals' Charges Of GOP "War On Women"

    05/16/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 16, 2012 | Editor
    Politics: The victory of the little-known Deb Fischer in Nebraska's Republican Senate primary is a reminder that the Tea Party is alive, well and volatile. And so is the phenomenon named Sarah Palin. Deb who? That was the reaction Tuesday after the state senator and her modestly funded campaign scored a huge upset against the GOP establishment candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination, Attorney General Jon Bruning, and state Treasurer Don Stenberg, on whom the "smart" conservative money was bet. Born and raised in Nebraska, Fischer, 61, and her husband of nearly 40 years run a ranch where they've reared...
  • AP Calls Race for Deb Fischer

    05/15/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 139 replies
    KETV News, Omaha ^ | 15 May 2012 | Wire story
    OMAHA, Neb. - The Associated Press has projected Deb Fischer as the winner of the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Most of the evening, Jon Bruning maintained a lead over Fischer; however, during the 9 p.m. hour, the lead switched in favor of Fischer. Just under 6,000 votes separated the top two candidates when the Associated Press called the race.
  • Palin Effect: Fischer Wins Nebraska Primary

    05/16/2012 6:51:30 AM PDT · by Justaham · 40 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 5/16/12 | Mike Flynn
    Just two weeks ago, the battle for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska was between state Attorney General Jim Bruning and state Treasurer Don Stenburg. Neither inspired the growing base of conservative voters. They were, to be charitable, standard conservative-ish career politicians. Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin shook up the race with a late endorsement of state Senator Debby Fischer. It made all the difference. I follow politics very closely, yet I hadn't heard of the Fischer candidacy until Palin's endorsement. National tea party groups like FreedomWorks had put all their resources behind Stenburg, with nary a...
  • Palin Statement on Fischer Victory in Nebraska Senate Primary

    05/15/2012 10:38:57 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 56 replies
    BreitbartNews ^ | 5-15-12
    *snip* As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land,...
  • Deb Fischer Surges Into The Lead On The Eve Of Nebraska GOP Senate Primary (Herman Cain endorses)

    05/15/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT · by Qbert · 25 replies
    Redstate ^ | 5/14/2012 | rightwingnut2
    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...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Deb Fischer (Nebraska US Senate candidate)

    05/11/2012 1:52:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KHGI-TV ^ | May 10, 2012 | Steve White
    Deb Fischer has picked up a major endorsement, as former Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin backs the Valentine rancher for U.S. Senate. Fischer said she was honored to be endorsed by the former Alaska governor and her husband Todd Palin. "I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment," Fischer said. The two-term state senator is running for U.S. Senate and poll numbers released by her campaign show she may be closing the gap with Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg. Bruning has picked up big...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Deb Fischer in Nebraska Senate Race

    05/09/2012 5:35:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 9, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, have endorsed Deb Fischer, providing the state Senator’s struggling bid to succeed retiring Sen. Ben Nelson (D) an adrenaline shot six days before the GOP primary. Fischer sought the former Alaska governor’s support early in her campaign in “a note,” according to the Fischer campaign press release. Often in the 2010 cycle, candidates were surprised to receive a Palin endorsement. The Palin endorsement proved to be an effective tool for obscure candidates to gain footing in competitive primaries. “I am writing to you as both a fan of your strong, conservative principles and as...
  • ShePAC Fights Back: "2012 Won't Be A War On Women, It Will Be A War By Women"

    04/17/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2012 | Breitbart TV
    ShePac Endorses five candidates for the upcoming 2012 Senatorial campaign: Linda McMahon (Connecticut) Sarah Steelman (Missouri) Linda Lingle (Hawaii) Heather Wilson (New Mexico) Deb Fischer (Nebraska) http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/17/SHE-PAC-2012-Wont-Be-A-War-On-Women-It-Will-Be-A-War-By-Women#disqus_thread
  • Kerrey Bows Out of Neb. Senate Race, GOP Win Likely

    03/07/2012 3:31:14 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 36 replies
    www.newsmax.com ^ | 03/07/2012 | Martin Gould
    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey has decided against trying to regain his Nebraska seat in the November elections, almost certainly gifting it to Republicans, RealClearPolitics reports. Incumbent Ben Nelson, considered the most conservative Democrat in the upper chamber, is retiring and Kerrey was seen as the Democrats’ last best chance for keeping the seat in the blue column. But after weeks of toying with the idea, Kerrey decided not to run, according to RealClearPolitics. “I have chosen what I believe is best for my family and me,” he said in a statement released Tuesday. Kerrey was running well behind Republicans vying...
  • U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey announced that he will run for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.

    03/01/2012 5:54:58 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 10 replies · 6+ views
    Seante Update with Sen Jim DeMint - Email | 03/01/2012 | Sen Jim DeMint
    Fellow Conservatives: Yesterday, former Democrat U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey reversed his earlier decision and announced that he will in fact run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska. After leaving the Senate in 2001, Kerrey moved to New York City where he even considered running for mayor. Kerrey's decision to move back to Nebraska to run in this Republican state proves one thing: national Democrats have convinced Kerrey that the Republican front-runner, state Attorney General Jon Bruning, is vulnerable. Fortunately, Republicans in Nebraska have an alternative. State Treasurer Don Stenberg is a true conservative with the integrity and record...
  • Poll: Trouble for Ben Nelson if Bruning wins primary

    11/28/2011 7:02:04 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/11 | Josh Lederman
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) would start his 2012 reelection race in a weak position if Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning wins the primary, according to a new poll. The survey by Republican firm Magellan Strategies put Nelson 6 points behind Bruning in a general election. But pitted against Don Stenberg, another Republican in the race, Nelson is in a statistical tie. He bests Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) by 6 points. Another cause for concern for Nelson, who has not yet announced whether he will seek reelection, is his 36 percent approval rating, which dwarfs the 51 percent who...