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Deb Fischer on Principles & Values

 


Ran underdog primary campaign on shoestring budget

All eyes are on Deb Fischer, a Republican state senator and Sarah Palin's pick for the seat, whose underdog campaign appears to have surged past her rivals' in the final days before the primary. For months, state Attorney General Jon Bruning had a clear double-digit lead over Fischer and state Treasurer Don Stenberg. Few Republicans saw a realistic opportunity for Stenberg to overtake Bruning, and even fewer thought Fischer could pull off an upset victory.

But a series of last-minute surveys shows Fischer surging despite her shoestring campaign and millions of dollars in ads that Bruning, Stenberg and their allies have aired. "Nebraska's got a pretty good record of supporting underdogs. [Sen.] Mike Johanns [R-Neb.] was an underdog," Fischer told The Hill.

The winner of Tuesday's primary will face former Sen. Bob Kerrey (Neb.), who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Source: The Hill on 2012 Nebraska Senate primary debate , May 15, 2012

Do Nebraskans want more career politician in Washington?

Bruning has been accused of greenlighting grants to a farm group that donated to his campaign days later and of releasing a student-loan company from a $1 million settlement despite co-owning a home with officials from the company.

"It's going to come down to: Do Nebraskans want to send the same type of career politician back to Washington?" said Fischer. "Jon seems to be particularly establishment. I'm running a grassroots campaign."

Source: The Hill on 2012 Nebraska Senate primary debate , May 15, 2012

TV ad: "End the political bull"

Fischer said Bruning's new negative TV ads demonstrate that Bruning is growing desperate. Fischer also defended her own ad, which includes two bulls with "Stenberg" and "Bruning" ear tags. It says it's time to end the "political bull."

She described the ad as "cute" and as an example of Sand Hills humor.

Bruning's campaign manager called it negative campaigning.

Source: Omaha World Herald on 2012 Nebraska Senate ad review , May 12, 2012

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