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Deb Fischer Wins Sarpy Republican Women Straw Poll!

April 11, 2012

Deb Fischer Wins Sarpy Republican Women Straw Poll!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – Today, Senator Deb Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate announced a decisive victory at last night’s straw poll at a forum held by the Sarpy Republican Women.

Sarpy County is a key county in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race. It is the third most populated county in Nebraska and includes the cities of Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Gretna, Springfield and portions of Omaha.

Senator Fischer’s victory in the straw poll was a major development that demonstrates her campaign’s organizational strength and effective grassroots network, as her opponents have significant ties to Sarpy County.  Attorney General Jon Bruning represented a legislative district in Sarpy from 1997 to 2002 and Don Stenberg currently resides in Gretna.

Results from the Sarpy Straw Poll:

Deb Fischer 58 (46%)

Jon Bruning 32 (26%)

Don Stenberg 22 (18%)

Pat Flynn 12 (10%)

Others 0 (0%)

“Once again, Senator Fischer has won a key straw poll by a wide margin in a battleground county.  This demonstrates that our campaign for U.S. Senate has outstanding strength at the grassroots level and unshakeable momentum going into the last month of the campaign,” said Fischer Campaign Manager Aaron Trost.  “Moreover, Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg both have longtime ties to Sarpy County, but they still finished in a distant second and third respectively.  Last night’s results tell me that the voters who know them best are looking for other options.  Nebraskans are fed up with career politicians and they are looking for someone who hasn’t spent their entire life in politics to represent them in the U.S. Senate.  That’s why Deb Fischer will win this race.”

Last night’s straw poll win continues the strong momentum for Senator Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate.  In late March, she won the Washington County GOP Straw Poll and Debate with 58% of the vote.  Also, Senator Fischer released her first TV ad earlier this week and recently received a key endorsement from Maggie’s List, an organization dedicated to electing more fiscally conservative Republican women.

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Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate Unveils First Television Advertisement

April 10, 2012

Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate Unveils First Television Advertisement
April 9, 2012 - Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced her campaign’s first television ad of the primary election.The ad, entitled “Backbone”, will run in media markets across the state.  Backbone highlights Senator Fischer’s life experiences as a wife, mother, rancher, small business owner and citizen legislator.   The spot also focuses on issues, as it highlights Fischer’s commitment to cut spending, balance the budget, repeal Obamacare, promote pro-life policies and defend 2nd Amendment rights.

“I’m pleased to announce that my campaign has started its advertising blitz across the state.  My first ad highlights my life experience, conservative record and focus on the issues, which matches the topics I’ve discussed on the campaign trail as I’ve traveled nearly 40,000 miles across Nebraska,” Senator Fischer said.  “Our country is facing serious challenges and we can’t count on the same career politicians to get us back on track.  We need leaders who have the backbone and courage to make the tough decisions necessary to fix our nation’s fiscal crisis.  That’s why I’m running for U.S. Senate and that’s why I will win this race.”

The ad can be seen on YouTube by clicking here.   Also, a transcript of the ad is listed below.

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Deb Fischer:  I’m Deb Fischer and I approve this message

VO:  Deb Fischer is a Nebraskan, conservative backbone, character

A Small Business Rancher used to hard work

A State Senator who passed Nebraska’s largest tax cut

100% Pro-Life

America faces big challenges and career politicians are to blame

Deb Fischer wants to change that by cutting spending, a balanced budget, repeal Obamacare

Deb Fischer works the Nebraska way.  Responsibly.  Time Washington Did the Same.

Deb Fischer for Nebraska.

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Deb Fischer Announces Plan to Stop Illegal Immigration

April 5, 2012

Deb Fischer Announces Plan to Stop Illegal Immigration

Lincoln, NE - Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, announced her plan to stop illegal immigration.

“Illegal immigration is a critical challenge in this country, and in our state.  There are currently an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. and we have no way of knowing who they are and what they may have brought into our country,” Senator Fischer said.  “Illegal immigration is a threat to national security and the career politicians in Washington need to stop kicking the can down the road and enforce our laws.”

“The federal government’s failure to act has forced states like Nebraska to find solutions within their jurisdiction.  In the Nebraska Unicameral, I’ve fought against the establishment’s attempts to reward illegal immigration.  I voted against the law that provides in-state tuition for illegal aliens and I supported a bill that would repeal that law.  I also supported LB 239, a bill that will require citizens to show a photo ID when they vote, which will help prevent voter fraud by illegal aliens,” Fischer said.

“The issue of illegal immigration is complicated and emotional, but tough decisions must be made.  In the U.S. Senate, I will fight for the enforcement of our laws and oppose any attempt to reward illegal actions, just as I have done for the State of Nebraska.  The federal government has a Constitutional obligation to stop illegal immigration and as a U.S. Senator, I will set legislative priorities to secure our border, stop illegal immigration,” Fischer said.

Deb Fischer’s Legislative Priorities for Stopping Illegal Immigration:

 Secure the Borders:

  • Provide necessary funding and resources to secure the Northern border and Southern border, as well as our ports.
  • Increase the number of border patrol and enforcement agents.

Increase Workplace Enforcement:

  • Implement a mandatory E-Verify system for employers.
  • Enact stricter penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

Provide Support to State and Local Governments:

  • Allow for the expedited removal of illegal aliens with a criminal record or suspected of drug trafficking.
  • Increase funding and flexibility for state and local officials to enforce immigration laws.

Prohibit Rewards for Illegal Behavior:

  • Oppose amnesty for illegal aliens.
  • Deny benefits to illegal aliens such as in-state tuition benefits or driver’s licenses.

Stop Sanctuary Cities:

  • Cut funding to state and local governments that adopt “sanctuary city” policies.

Make English the Official Language of the United States.

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