State Senators Endorse Deb Fischer For U.S. Senate

October 9, 2012


LINCOLN, Nebraska, October 8, 2012 - Today, 31 current state senators, and 44 former state senators announced their endorsement of Deb Fischer for United States Senate.

Deb Fischer has represented the 43rd Legislative District in the Nebraska Unicameral since 2005. She currently serves as Chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and is a member of the Revenue Committee and the Executive Board. Senator Fischer has earned the reputation of being a problem solver, and the Omaha World-Herald calls her “one of the state’s most influential senators.” Fischer has passed over 90 bills, including the landmark Build Nebraska Act, which funds Nebraska’s roads without raising taxes, a bill that has been praised the Lincoln Journal Star as “an achievement that has evaded other state officials for too many years.”

“I’ve had the honor of serving with Senator Fischer in the Legislature, and have seen what a tireless and dedicated leader she is. Senator Fischer has never shied away from tackling the tough challenges facing our state, and she has built bipartisan coalitions to do what is right for Nebraska.”
Speaker Mike Flood
District 19

“I had the great pleasure of working with Deb to help cut spending, balance the budget and pass tax relief for Nebraska families and small businesses. She’s gotten the job done in Lincoln, and I know she will get the job done in Washington.”
Senator Bob Krist
District 10

“Senator Fischer has shown she can effectively represent urban, rural, and suburban Nebraska. She has consistently sponsored legislation that benefits Nebraska’s families, farmers, ranchers, and small business owners. We need her leadership on Capitol Hill.”
Senator Beau McCoy
District 39

“Senator Fischer has been one of the most effective and hard-working members of the Unicameral in recent memory. She deeply cares about the future of Nebraska, and will be a tremendous advocate for our state in the U.S. Senate.”
Senator Kathy Campbell
District 25

“Senator Fischer has accomplished great things in the Nebraska Legislature—from passing a landmark roads bill to working with fellow senators to cut spending and balance the budget. I’ve seen her dedication and determination up-close, and it’s why I’m enthusiastically supporting her campaign for U.S. Senate.”
Senator Tony Fulton
District 29

Here is a full list of Nebraska state senators who have announced their endorsement of Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate:

Senator Greg Adams, District 24 (York)

Senator Dave Bloomfield, District 17 (Hoskins)

Senator Lydia Brasch, District 16 (Bancroft)

Senator Kathy Campbell, District 25 (Lincoln )

Senator Tom Carlson, District 38 (Holdrege)

Senator Mark Christensen, District 44 (Imperial)

Senator Colby Coash, District 27 (Lincoln)

Senator Abbie Cornett, District 45 (Bellevue)

Senator Mike Flood, District 19 (Norfolk)

Senator Tony Fulton, District 29 (Lincoln)

Senator Mike Gloor, District 35 (Grand Island)

Senator Tom Hansen, District 42 (North Platte)

Senator John Harms, District 48 (Scottsbluff)

Senator Lavon Heidemann, District 1 (Elk Creek)

Senator Charlie Janssen, District 15 (Fremont)

Senator Bob Krist, District 10 (Omaha)

Senator Tyson Larson, District 40 (O’Neill)

Senator Paul Lambert, District 2 (Plattsmouth)

Senator Chris Langemeier, District 23 (Schuyler)

Senator Scott Lautenbaugh, District 18 (Omaha)

Senator LeRoy Loudon, District 49 (Lincoln)

Senator Beau McCoy, District 39 (Omaha)

Senator John Nelson, District 6 (Omaha)

Senator Rich Pahls, District 31 (Omaha)

Senator Pete Pirsch, District 4 (Omaha )

Senator Scott Price, District 3 (Bellevue)

Senator Paul Schumacher, District 22 (Columbus)

Senator Ken Schilz, District 47 (Ogallala)

Senator Les Seiler, District 33 (Hastings)

Senator Jim Smith, District 14 (Papillion)

Senator John Wightman, District 36 (Lexington)

Former State Senators

Senator Chris Abboud (Ralston)

Senator Ray Aguilar (Grand Island)

Senator Sharon Apking (Alexandria)

Senator Emil Beyer (Gretna)

Senator Kermit Brashear (Omaha)

Senator Curt Bromm (Wahoo)

Senator Carroll Burling (Kenesaw)

Senator Jeanne Combs (Friend)

Senator LaVon Crosby (Lincoln)

Senator Jim Cudaback (Riverdale)

Senator Doug Cunningham (Wausa)

Senator Cap Dierks (Ewing)

Senator Pat Engel (South Sioux City)

Senator Phil Erdman (Bayard)

Senator Mike Friend (Omaha)

Senator Tim Gay (Papillion)

Senator Elroy Hefner (Coleridge)

Senator Carol Hudkins (Malcolm)

Senator Joel Johnson (Kearney)

Senator Rod Johnson (Sutton)

Senator Jim Jones (Eddyville)

Senator Jim Jensen (Omaha)

Senator Leland Klein (Battle Creek)

Senator Bob Kremer (Aurora)

Senator Howard Lamb (Anselmo)

Senator LeRoy Loudon (Lincoln)

Senator Carol McBride Pirsch (Omaha)

Senator Vicky McDonald (Rockville)

Senator Jerry Miller (Davenport)

Senator Mick Mines (Blair)

Senator P.J. Morgan, District 4 (Omaha)

Senator Dave Pankonin (Louisville)

Senator Richard Peterson (Norfolk)

Senator Denny Rasmussen (Scotia)

Senator Lee Rupp (Monroe)

Senator Ed Schrock (Elm Creek)

Senator Jacklyn Smith (Hastings)

Senator Elaine Stuhr (Bradshaw)

Senator Arnie Stuthman (Platte Center)

Senator Gene Tyson (Norfolk)

Senator Merle Von Minden (Allen)

Senator Floyd Vrtiska (Table Rock)

Senator Don Wagner (Ord)

Senator Roger Wehrbein (Plattsmouth)

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