News from the Campaign

Deb Fischer leads by 25 points

June 19, 2012

LINCOLN, Nebraska, June 19, 2012 – Today, the Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign released poll results that show Deb Fischer with a significant 58%-33% lead over Bob Kerrey.

The live telephone survey was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, a nationally renowned polling firm with a long and widely-respected record of polling for campaigns in Nebraska including Dave Heineman for Governor, Mike Johanns for U.S. Senate, Jeff Fortenberry for Congress, Lee Terry for Congress, and Adrian Smith for Congress.

Public Opinion Strategies surveyed 500 likely voters on June 17 and 18. The margin of error for the survey is ±4.38%.

“Nebraskans across the state are sending a very clear message that they prefer commonsense conservative Deb Fischer over liberal Democrat Bob Kerrey,” said campaign manager Aaron Trost. “Senator Fischer represents a welcome change from the career politicians in Washington who have given us record unemployment, trillions in debt, and Obamacare.”

The results of the survey are listed below:

If the election for United States Senate were being held today, for whom would you vote between?

Deb Fischer (R) 58%
Bob Kerrey (D) 33%
Undecided 7%


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Deb Fischer Establishes Wide Lead in U.S. Senate Race

June 16, 2012

Deb Fischer Establishes Wide Lead in U.S. Senate Race

Lincoln, NE - On the heels of her primary victory on Tuesday night, a recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows Republican nominee Deb Fischer with a commanding lead over Bob Kerrey.

“These results confirm that Nebraskans strongly support Senator Fischer’s conservative record and want her to continue fighting for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Fischer campaign manager Aaron Trost.  ”Whether it is cutting government spending, reducing taxes on Nebraska families and small businesses or standing up to the job killing policies of President Obama, Nebraskans know they can count on Senator Fischer to stand up for their interests in Washington.”

The survey of 500 likely Nebraska voters was conducted May 16, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports and shows Fischer leading her liberal Democrat opponent, Bob Kerrey, 56% to 38%.

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Endorses Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

May 10, 2012

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Endorses Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate

Lincoln, NE - Today, Senator Deb Fischer announced the endorsement of her U.S. Senate campaign by U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican who represents Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.

“You know Washington can be a pretty tough place to do business, and a lot of Nebraskans are asking me, ‘who I am going to support in the upcoming race for United States Senate?’  I am here to tell you that I’m going to support Deb Fischer.  Deb Fischer was trained as an educator.  She is a wife and mother.  And she is a rancher.  Deb Fischer is a very capable state legislator.  And throughout this campaign I have not heard her utter one single negative phrase.  I think Deb Fischer will bring principled leadership to Washington and work in a constructive manner and that is what America needs,” said Congressman Fortenberry.

Congressman Fortenberry endorsed Fischer in a You Tube Video that can be viewed by clicking here.

Congressman Fortenberry’s endorsement adds to the powerful momentum of the Fischer campaign.  Yesterday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Deb Fischer.  On Monday, Fischer’s campaign released a survey showing the race a statistical dead heat.

“I’m very honored to receive the endorsement of Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.  Over the years, I have admired his conservative leadership and tireless work ethic for his constituents,” said Senator Deb Fischer.  “I also know Congressman Fortenberry has won his campaigns by expressing a positive vision for the future and building a dynamic grassroots network of volunteers.  I believe there are strong parallels to my run for U.S. Senate and his successful campaign for Congress in 2004.   His endorsement continues the strong momentum as we head towards May 15th.”


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May 9, 2012


Lincoln, NE – Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska, announced that she has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin.

“I’m incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin.  I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment,” said Senator Deb Fischer.

“Our campaign is grassroots powered and focused on conservative policy solutions that will change the course of this nation.  I’m a wife, mother, rancher, small business owner, and citizen legislator, not a career politician.  To change Washington, we need to send a different type of person there.  That’s why I’m running for U.S. Senate.”

At the onset of the campaign, Deb Fischer shared her story, her passion and and beliefs with Governor Palin and requested her support.    Below is part of Senator Fischer’s note:

I am writing to you as both a fan of your strong, conservative principles and as a fellow female Republican.  I have watched your career with respect as you take on tough issues, all while raising a family and serving your great state.  Your career has inspired me and so many other female politicians who believe principles should be above politics.

Yesterday, Governor Palin responded with the following note:

Deb - thank you for your note.  We have been watching your race closely. Your efforts remind us of those our family put forth for Sarah’s races here in Alaska. Winning over voters through personal interactions is the way to go. People are tired of outside interests spending millions of dollars in political attack ads. We’re glad to see your grassroots efforts paying off!

We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power. You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America. We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign. 

Good luck next Tuesday - the Palins are in your corner.

-         Todd & Sarah  

The endorsement by Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin continues the powerful momentum of Deb Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate.  Two recent polls show Senator Deb Fischer quickly closing the gap between her and frontrunner Jon Bruning, including one that shows Bruning at 29.5 and Fischer at 25.6.   In her campaign for U.S. Senate, Fischer has been endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life, SHE-PAC and Maggie’s List.  In the Nebraska Legislature, Deb Fischer received an A+ rating from the NRA and a 100% rating with NFIB.   Recently, Deb Fischer was endorsed by the Kearney Hub and the York News-Times of York, Nebraska.  In addition, key community leaders including former Nebraska Governor Kay A. Orr and former Congressman John Y. McCollister have strongly endorsed Deb Fischer’s campaign.



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Fischer Surging in New Poll, Releases New TV ad

May 7, 2012

Fischer Surging in New Poll, Releases New TV ad

 Lincoln, NE – Today, the Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign released poll results that show Deb Fischer in a statistical dead heat with Jon Bruning in the Nebraska Republican Primary.

Deb Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate commissioned The Singularis Group, a full-service political consulting firm based in Kansas City, to take a live survey on Sunday, May 6th of 400 likely Republican Primary voters in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race.  The confidence interval for the survey is 95% and the margin of error is +/– 4.9%.

The results are listed below:

Candidate                               Percentage

Jon Bruning                              29.8%

Deb Fischer                              25.6%

Don Stenberg                           18.0%

Pat Flynn                                      1.3%

Spencer Zimmerman                1.1%

Sharyn Elander                           0.0%

Undecided                                 24.2%

“Deb Fischer’s campaign has powerful momentum going into the final week of this campaign.  We have come from over 30 points down in public polls to a statistical tie with Jon Bruning,” said Fischer Campaign Manager Aaron Trost.  “Nebraska Republican primary voters are moving to Deb Fischer because they trust her conservative leadership and know that she is the best candidate to beat Bob Kerrey in November.”

Fischer also released a new television ad “Barbed Wire” that can be viewed by clicking here.

“People are tired of career politicians and are looking for a different type of person to send to Washington D.C.  That’s why Deb Fischer’s candidacy is taking off and the support for our opponents is declining.  Our new ad highlights Deb Fischer’s conservative record and encourages our opponents to cut out the political bull and focus on the issues,” said Trost.


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