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September, 2011

13 Nebraska State Senators Endorse Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

By Aaron  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – Senator Deb Fischer, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced today that thirteen State Senators in the Nebraska Unicameral have endorsed her candidacy.

The backing of the thirteen Senators continues the strong momentum for Senator Fischer’s U.S. Senate campaign.  From Omaha to Scottsbluff, Fischer’s endorsements range from areas all across Nebraska.

“I’m very humbled and honored to receive the support of so many of my colleagues in the Nebraska Unicameral.  By working together, the Nebraska Unicameral and Governor Heineman have balanced the budget without raising taxes and that’s exactly the type of approach that we need in the United States Senate,” Senator Fischer stated.  “Now more than ever, Washington needs a dose of Nebraska common sense and fiscal responsibility.  I will be a U.S. Senator who will work with others to pass a balanced budget amendment and reduce spending so we can restore our nation’s long-term fiscal health.”

The Nebraska State Senators Endorsing Deb Fischer are:

• Senator Greg Adams, York
• Senator Brad Ashford, Omaha
• Senator Kathy Campbell, Lincoln
• Senator Mark Christensen, Imperial
• Senator Abbie Cornett, Bellevue
• Senator Galen Hadley, Kearney
• Senator Tom Hansen, North Platte
• Senator John Harms, Scottsbluff
• Senator Lavon Heidemann, Elk Creek
• Senator Bob Krist, Omaha
• Senator Dave Pankonin, Louisville
• Senator Pete Pirsch, Omaha
• Senator John Wightman, Lexington

Sen. Fischer is a lifelong Nebraskan who co-owns a family ranching business 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.   Recently, Deb Fischer announced that Governor Kay Orr, Congressman John Y. McCollister, Senator Tom Hansen and Mr. Todd Schroeder will serve as her statewide campaign co-chairs.

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State Sen. Deb Fischer Outraged by Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood

By Aaron  

State Sen. Deb Fischer Outraged by Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood
Fischer calls $1 million in federal funds a violation of federalism, fiscal responsibility and the right to life

September 15, 2011 - State Senator and Republican U.S. Senate
candidate Deb Fischer criticized the decision of the Obama
Administration to bypass the will of the people in New Hampshire and
directly fund local operations of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s
largest abortion provider.

“The President is directly intervening in local matters, and using our
precious tax dollars to do it is just wrong,” said Fischer.  ”Obama’s
actions violate the right of the states and are yet another example of
his Administration’s overreach.  Planned Parenthood’s actions directly
violate the conscience of millions of Americans, and in this case,
directly contradict the will of the state of New Hampshire.”

The state of New Hampshire ended taxpayer-funding of Planned
Parenthood in the state, saving taxpayers roughly $1.8 million and
ending the unethical practice of forcing citizens to fund an
organization that performs abortions.  Faced with this funding
challenge, Planned Parenthood - which donated over $350,000 to the
President’s party in 2008 - turned to the Obama Administration for
help, and was warmly received.

“In an era of tightened spending, the federal government definitely
should not be funding organizations like Planned Parenthood.  Just
like ObamaCare, the stimulus program, and now the President’s jobs
bill, this appears to have been written by special interests for
special interests.  This Administration wants to use taxpayer money to
shore up its political supporters, in this case Planned Parenthood.
Our country needs to build a culture of life and funding groups like
Planned Parenthood is completely the wrong approach.”  explained
Fischer.

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