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New TV Ad: “A Nebraska Senator”

July 16, 2012

“Bob Kerrey’s False Negative Attacks On Deb Fischer. The Last Decade Kerrey’s Lived In New York, He’s Out Of Touch With Nebraskans And Desperate – Nebraskans Deserve Better.”

“Deb Fischer Passed The State’s Largest Tax Cut. Worked With Governor Heineman To Cut Spending And Balance Budgets. And Deb Will Work To Repeal Obamacare’s Taxes On The Middle Class.”

LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 16, 2012 - The Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign today unveiled a new television ad, “A Nebraska Senator,” the campaign’s first television ad of the general election.

The ad highlights several of Sen. Fischer’s accomplishments in the Nebraska Legislature, including working with Gov. Heineman to balance the budget for eight consecutive years, controlling spending, and passing the largest tax relief package in state history.

The ad also calls out Bob Kerrey for bringing New York-style negative political campaigning to Nebraska.

Kerrey is no novice to New York City politics.

As the ad points out, he seriously considered running for mayor of New York City in 2005, because he believed Mayor Michael Bloomberg wasn’t liberal enough:

“Former United States Senator Bob Kerrey, the president of the New School University and a Democratic candidate for president in 1992, said yesterday that he was considering a run for mayor of New York City, declaring that Michael R. Bloomberg had failed to fight Washington Republican policies that Mr. Kerrey said endangered the city’s finances and security.” (Adam Nagourney and Jim Rutenberg, “Bob Kerrey Weighing Run For Mayor Of New York,” The New York Times, 4/17/05)

Kerrey also told New York Magazine in 2005 that he wanted to retire in New York City:

“I don’t need a beach. New York City looks pretty good to me. I’d want a house and a La-Z-Boy recliner with a little cup holder.” (“Real-Life Retirement Plans (And How Much They Might Cost),” New York Magazine, 10/31/05)

“Sen. Fischer has a proven record of working across party lines to better the lives of Nebraska families, farmers, ranchers, and small business owners,” said Fischer campaign spokesman Daniel Keylin. “Kerrey’s desperate campaign of mudslinging and falsehoods might work for him back home in New York, but most Nebraskans don’t appreciate his shameful attacks on Senator Fischer’s ranching business and Nebraska’s agricultural community – the hardworking farmers and ranchers who feed the world and have kept our state’s economy strong.”

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Deb Fischer To Go On Statewide Campaign Swing Across Nebraska

July 15, 2012

Following NEGOP Convention, GOP Nominee Deb Fischer Will Make Stops In Butte, O’Neill, Bassett, Stapleton, North Platte, Sidney, Ogallala, Scottsbluff, Alliance, Bridgeport, Lexington, Hartington, and David City.

LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 15, 2012 - Fresh off her well-received speech at the Nebraska GOP Convention in Grand Island, the Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign today announced that Sen. Deb Fischer will be going on a statewide campaign swing across Nebraska from July 16th to the 22nd to meet with voters.

“I’ve had the honor of traveling over 55,000 miles to meet thousands of Nebraskans. I’m looking forward to putting a few thousand miles more on my car to visit with old friends and meet many new ones,” said U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer. “I always enjoy campaigning the Nebraska way—meeting with voters face to face and discussing the issues affecting our great state and country.”

A lifelong Nebraskan, Deb Fischer has represented the 43rd Legislative District in the Nebraska Unicameral since 2004.

As a state senator, Deb Fischer helped pass the largest tax cut package in state history, balanced the budget eight times, and cut millions of dollars in wasteful spending. Fischer has earned a reputation of being a commonsense problem solver and a key ally of Governor Dave Heineman. Her record of producing results has won her admiration from Nebraskans on both sides of the political aisle.

Last legislative session, Fischer introduced and led the successful passage of LB 84 to fund the lifeblood of Nebraska’s communities–its roads. Fischer’s work was praised as “an achievement that has evaded other state officials for too many years” by the Lincoln Journal Star.

In her U.S. Senate campaign, Fischer has proposed a bold and detailed agenda to shrink the size of government, empower small businesses, and get the economy back on track.

She supports fully repealing Obamacare and passing commonsense, market-based reforms to lower health care costs and increase competition.

To reduce our nation’s debt and ensure government lives within its means, Fischer supports a Balanced Budget Amendment and reforming the nation’s tax code.

Fischer has also offered a plan to stop illegal immigration and secure our nation’s borders.

Additionally, Fischer has released a plan to reform the culture of Washington and put an end to career politicians. She supports term limits, banning elected officials from becoming lobbyists, and passing tougher ethics laws and transparency standards to hold our elected officials accountable.

Born and raised in Lincoln, Fischer attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in Education. She has been married to her husband Bruce for over 40 years and they own a ranching business near Valentine. On the ranch, they raised their three sons, all of whom have returned to live and work on the family ranch.

Deb Fischer, the Republican nominee, is running against Democrat nominee Bob Kerrey in the U.S. Senate race.

Schedule of Events (July 16-22)

To schedule an interview with Sen. Fischer, please contact the Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate press office at 402-742-0084 or 402-915-1620

Monday, July 16th
Meet & Greet in Butte
Butte Community Center
Butte, NE
8:30 AM

Meet & Greet in O’Neill
Blarney Stone
432 East Douglas Street
O’Neill, NE
11:30 AM

Meet & Greet in Bassett
Range Cafe
205 Clark Street
Bassett, NE
4:00 PM

Tuesday, July 17th
Meet & Greet in Stapleton
Kimber’s
68 Highway 83
Stapleton, NE
2:30 PM

Wednesday, July 18th
Meet & Greet in North Platte
Espresso Shoppe
419 North Dewey Street
North Platte, NE
8:30 – 9:30 AM

Visit to Sidney
Location To Be Determined
Sidney, NE
3:45 PM

Thursday, July 19th
Meet & Greet in Ogallala & Tour of Downtown
Lampstand
112 North Spruce Street
Ogallala, NE
9:30 AM

Friday, July 20th
Meet & Greet in Downtown Scottsbluff
Location To Be Determined
Scottsbluff, NE
9:30 AM

Visit to Alliance
Location To Be Determined
Alliance, NE
1:00 PM

Meet & Greet in Bridgeport
Prairie Wind Community Center
428 North Main Street
Bridgeport, NE
3:30 PM

Saturday, July 21st
Meet & Greet in Lexington
Heartland Military Museum
606 Heartland Road
Lexington, NE
9:00 AM

Sunday July 22nd
Cedar County Parade
Lineup at Broadway and Park
Hartington, NE
1:00 PM

David City Parade
5th Street, from C Street to L Street
David City, NE
5:00 PM

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Deb Fischer Promises To Bring Nebraska Values To Washington In NEGOP Convention Speech

July 14, 2012

“Bob Kerrey And Ben Nelson Have Already Had Their Chances. Now It’s Time For Someone New, Someone Different. Someone Who Will Bring Nebraska To Washington…Not Washington To Nebraska.”

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, July 14, 2012 - Today, U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer delivered her speech to NEGOP Convention delegates, earning thunderous applauds and several standing ovations.

Fischer drew a sharp contrast with her opponent, Democrat Bob Kerrey.

“Bob Kerrey and Ben Nelson have already had their chances. Now it’s time for someone new, someone different. Someone who will bring Nebraska to Washington…not Washington to Nebraska.”

Fischer also highlighted her accomplishments in the Nebraska Legislature, including passing the largest tax relief bill in state history and balancing the budget eight times. She noted that while she has the grassroots support of Nebraskans across the state, her opponent was recruited by Washington insiders:

“One candidate has been recruited by Harry Reid and the Obama Administration to come back to Nebraska so the Democrats can hold onto their majority in the United States Senate. That’s right. The very same Washington insiders who gave us Ben Nelson’s Cornhusker Kickback are now trying to send Bob Kerrey to the U.S. Senate.”

Fischer called out Bob Kerrey and the Nebraska Democrat Party for running a false negative attack ad on her family’s ranching business and Nebraska’s agriculture industry:

“Now we have a Democratic Party and Bob Kerrey saying that farm programs and conservation programs are welfare. Really? Maybe instead of flying back and forth to New York City, Bob Kerrey should meet with members of our largest community industry in the state and start talking to members of the ag community and rural communities.”

Fischer also noted her steadfast support of the full repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Bob Kerrey opposes the repeal of Obamacare and has been a long-time advocate of single-payer, government-run health care.

“Once Obamacare is fully implemented, it will be a disaster for the economy, causing uncertainty and job losses. But with your help, the very same Senate seat that gave us Obamacare will become the Senate seat that repeals it.”

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