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August, 2011

DEB FISCHER ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE CO-CHAIRS

By Aaron  

DEB FISCHER ANNOUNCES STATEWIDE CO-CHAIRS

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 – Sen. Deb Fischer, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced today her statewide co-chairs for her U.S. Senate campaign.

Governor Kay Orr, Congressman John Y. McCollister, Senator Tom Hansen, and Mr. Todd Schroeder will serve as statewide co-chairs for Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate.

Governor Orr, of Lincoln, was elected in 1986 as Nebraska’s 36th governor and became the first female Republican to hold that office in our nation’s history. She also served as
Nebraska’s State Treasurer from 1981 to 1986. She also served on the RNC platform committee at the request of President Reagan.

Congressman McCollister, of Omaha, represented Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District from 1971 to 1977 and also served as a Douglas County Commissioner.

Senator Hansen, of North Platte, is a rancher and small-business owner who represents the 42nd district in the Nebraska Unicameral. In the legislature, he serves on the
Appropriations Committee.

Mr. Schroeder, of Wisner, is a cattleman and the 2011 recipient of the Outstanding LEAD Alumni Award. Mr. Schroeder has worked for Nebraska’s agricultural community in a variety of capacities, including serving on the National Cattlemen’s Beef
Association Board of Directors and as the president of the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Association.

The four chairs are providing counsel to the campaign as it moves towards the election.

“I’m grateful to have the support of Governor Orr, Congressman McCollister, Senator Hansen and Mr. Schroeder. These four leaders have served Nebraska with great distinction and I’m honored to have their insights and wisdom on my campaign,” Sen. Fischer stated. “I’m excited that Nebraskans across all parts of the state are joining this effort. My proven leadership and conservative record are a strong contrast with Ben
Nelson’s record of supporting ObamaCare and the failed stimulus package. It is time to bring true Nebraska values back to Washington.”

Sen. Fischer is a lifelong Nebraskan who co-owns a ranching operation near Valentine.  Over the last seven years, Fischer has served the 43rd district in the Nebraska Legislature.  Known as an experienced and effective legislator, she currently serves as Chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and is a member of the Revenue Committee and the Executive Board.

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York News-Times: Fischer is refreshing as True Grit

By Aaron  

York News-Times:  Fischer is refreshing as True Grit

Greg Awtry, News-Times Publisher

Are you as upset with Washington politics as I am?

Chances are, you are! The latest Gallup poll says only 13 percent of Americans approve of Congress these days. This ties the lowest rating on record.

Could it be we have had enough partisanship? Could it be we have had it up to here with career politicians more concerned about winning elections than doing what’s best for our country?

Could it be you think they are simply out of touch and don’t listen to us anymore? How about, “All of the above!”

Here’s a thought. Instead of electing the best campaigner, who is skilled at nothing else but doing whatever is necessary to keep his job, let’s elect someone who could actually be good at DOING the job!

This past week, we had someone in the York News-Times office that actually might be good in the role of a United States Senator. Here is a brief overview of this candidate:

• Realizes the two most pressing issues are the national debt and the dismal economy.

• Actually listens and responds to what Nebraskans say and want.

• Thinks long-term, not in short-term election cycles.

• Is a rancher and businessperson first, a politician second.

• Is as upset with Washington as you and me.

• Says spending more than we take in is absolutely ridiculous, and is in favor of a balanced budget.

• Believes government has a role, but should be a limited role, concentrating on government’s fundamental responsibilities.

• Believes the Tea Party woke Americans up, helping us see the fiscal disaster that awaits us all if we don’t change the course of the nation.

• Is upset that Senator Ben Nelson has voted against the will of Nebraskans too often and that he has disappointed too many Nebraskans.

• Does not engage in negative campaigning.

• Believes the United states has a sovereign duty to protect our borders.

• Says Medicare and Social Security need to be fixed for the long term so we can keep the nation’s promise to its citizens.

• And most importantly, this candidate believes in being truthful with Nebraskans.

Like what you see? I do, and although the primary election isn’t until next May, I would highly recommend that you get to know this candidate. Her name is Deb Fischer.

She is a state senator from the Valentine area.

My perception is that she is one tough cookie, that she will not bend when it comes to her values, but understands that politics is often times a compromise and one must pick and choose the battles in order to win the war.

Deb Fischer, in her own words, is a “mother, a wife, a rancher, a small business owner, I’m from rural Nebraska and it’s time for change in our nation.

It can be done, by taking our Nebraska values to Washington.”

You may think, “Oh these are just more words from a politician. They all say that.”

Well, times are changing. Candidates are changing too, if only because they live among us and not in some egocentric bubble in D.C. I have heard these words before too, but my sense is that this Deb Fischer is different and refreshing.

I said she is one tough cookie, but she says it best when asked about political attacks, “I’m no one’s punching bag. I’m a rancher from Cherry County and I’ll stand up against that. We need to stay focused on the issues. I won’t give you platitudes. Voters need to be listened to and we need to have a conversation about the issues facing this country.”

Hey, it’s time Ben Nelson stops being part of the problem and it’s time to send a new person to Washington to represent Nebraskans.

We are tired of Nelson’s claim he balanced eight Nebraska budgets in a row (He had to, it’s in our state constitution) while under his watch in Washington, the federal debt has grown from $5 trillion to nearly $15 trillion.

I think Deb Fischer may be just what Washington needs; although I am not too sure they can handle her. Remember, she’s a rancher from the Sandhills of Nebraska, and she has true grit.

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Fischer Wins Straw Poll!

By Administrator  

The first straw poll of the season was held at the Heartland Libertyfest on Saturday August 6th. People were asked to rate the candidate on a scale from 1-10 and these numbers then averaged. The results of the poll for the Nebraska Senate race were as follows:

Deb Fischer – 8.32
Patrick Flynn – 2.88
Any Libertarian – 2.59
Jon Bruning – 2.49
Don Stenberg – 2.39
Spencer Zimmerman – 0.54
Ben Nelson – 0.16

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Fischer Against Debt Compromise.

By Administrator  

From the Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska’s 2012 Republican Senate candidates turned thumbs down Monday on the compromise debt reduction plan agreed to by the White House and congressional leaders.

“I would vote no on this specific bill because Congress needs to pass a balanced budget (constitutional) amendment first,” said state Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine.

Fischer said she is “relieved that there are significant spending cuts and no tax increases in this deal,” but she expressed “serious concerns that Congress will not pass a balanced budget amendment.”

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