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United States Senator-Elect Deb Fischer Announces Selection Of Chief Of Staff And Nebraska State Director

November 21, 2012

LINCOLN, November 20, 2012 - Senator-elect Deb Fischer (R-NE) has announced the selection of two Nebraskans to lead her Washington, D.C. and Nebraska staff. Mike Hybl will serve as Chief of Staff and Dustin Vaughan will serve as the Nebraska State Director.

“I campaigned for this job based on the premise that I would go to Washington and fight for the interests of this great State,” said Senator-elect Fischer. “I want my leadership staff to have that same love for Nebraska and be willing to give the extra effort for our citizens. I believe these hires will set the standard for what I expect from my staff.”

Hybl has served as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Public Service Commission since 2007. “I was very pleased that Mike Hybl agreed to be my chief of staff,” said Senator-elect Fischer. “He has served the people of Nebraska with integrity and passion for his job. He understands public policy and is well-respected throughout the Capitol and state government. I have no doubt that he will continue his hard work and good standing in Washington, D.C. heading up my staff.”

Hybl also has been a shareholder with Consortia Consulting of Omaha, Nebraska, President of the Nebraska Trucking Association, and Director of Government Relations for Great Plains Communications of Blair, Nebraska. Hybl served as a legal counsel to the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature from 1980 through 1998 for the Agriculture and Environment Committee, the Transportation Committee, and Legal Counsel to Speaker William Nichol and Speaker Doug Kristensen.

For State Director, Senator-elect Fischer has selected Dustin Vaughan. “I have witnessed first-hand the high level of service and respect that Dusty has given to our constituents over the past eight years in my legislative office,” Senator-elect Fischer said. “He is knowledgeable of the challenges this State faces, and with him leading our Nebraska staff I have no doubt that Nebraskans will get the response they deserve when contacting my state offices.”

Vaughan has served as the Legal Counsel to the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature since 2007. Prior to that he was the Legislative Aide to Senator-elect Fischer in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.

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Thank You Nebraska!

November 9, 2012

Thank you so much for your support!  Together, we were victorious Tuesday night and I am so grateful for the hard work, generosity and votes of my supporters.

Our country faces tough challenges and I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to go to Washington DC to tackle those challenges.  I will advocate for real solutions and be a consistent, conservative voice in the United States Senate.

Friend, thank you for being part of this historic victory and helping me cross the finish line.  You've made a difference not just for Nebraska, but for our great country.

I look forward to your continued support and friendship.

Thank you!

Deb Fischer


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Senators Bob & Elizabeth Dole Endorse Deb Fischer

November 4, 2012

“Deb’s positive vision directly reflects Nebraskans’ love of freedom and prosperity. We urge voters to cast their ballot for Deb and her agenda for better governance and a better future for Nebraska, its people, and our nation.”

LINCOLN, Nebraska, November 4, 2012 - Today, former United State Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole endorsed Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate.

“We strongly support Deb Fischer. Washington needs her clear, fresh voice. Deb’s positive vision directly reflects Nebraskans’ love of freedom and prosperity,” said Bob and Elizabeth Dole. “We urge voters to cast their ballot for Deb and her agenda for better governance and a better future for Nebraska, its people, and our nation.”

Former Majority Leader Bob Dole represented Kansas in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996. Universally respected as a statesman and consensus builder, Dole was the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 1996.

Elizabeth Dole represented North Carolina in the U.S. Senate from 2003 to 2009. She also served as Secretary of Transportation under President Ronald Reagan, Secretary of Labor under President George H.W. Bush, and was President of the American Red Cross from 1991 to 1999.

“Bob and Elizabeth Dole have dedicated their lives to public service, and both have consistently worked across the aisle to advance the best interests of the country. I’m truly humbled to have their support,” said U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer.

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