News from the Campaign


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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Deb Fischer Releases Policy Plan to Reduce the Size and Scope of the Federal Government

April 24, 2012

Deb Fischer Releases Policy Plan to Reduce the Size and Scope of the Federal Government

Lincoln, NE - Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced her plan to reduce the size of the federal government and it more efficient.

“The constant gridlock in Congress has led to a shift of power to the federal bureaucracy.  This shift has allowed the Obama Administration to grow the size and power of the bureaucratic regime in unprecedented leaps and bounds,” said Senator Fischer.

The federal government has become so far-reaching that it is suffocating businesses and individual freedoms in this country.  Action must be taken immediately to begin to cut back on the ever-growing bureaucracy and its expanding influence on every aspect of our lives.  Congress must reassert its oversight authority and bring more transparency to the process,” said Fischer.

As a U.S. Senator, I will make the tough decisions necessary to dramatically reduce the size and scope of the federal government.  In my plan, I have listed my initial priorities to take those first steps toward streamlining the federal government,” said Fischer.

Senator Fischer’s five-point plan is listed below.

1. Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Once a Balanced Budget Amendment is in place, Congress will be forced to set priorities for government.  I believe the first priority of the federal government is national security.  Until Congress balances the budget, everything else should be on the table.

2. Repeal Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank Financial Bill and No Child Left Behind.  These three bills must be repealed to relieve the American public of unnecessary government involvement that has or will hinder our recovery and growth as a nation.

3. Eliminate Ineffective and Duplicative Programs and Agencies.  Congress spends millions of dollars funding excessive and duplicative programs every year.  For example, the federal government funds more than 44 job training programs costing $30 billion, administered by nine different federal agencies.  This is unacceptable.  We should also begin to eliminate ineffective agencies, such as the Federal Highway Administration.  We have to begin to significantly downsize government, making reductions in every department and agency.

4. Implement a Process for Congressional Oversight of Regulations.  When I was elected to the Unicameral, my first priority bill put in place a process by which the public could challenge a rule or regulation implemented by a state agency.  I believe a similar process needs to be enacted at the federal level.  For example, Congress should have approval authority over any regulation that has a certain economic impact.

5. Audit the Federal Reserve.  The Federal Reserve sets the monetary policy of the United States.  This agency may be one of the most powerful federal agencies and it is one of the least accountable.


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