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Sen. Mike Johanns Calls For Bob Kerrey To Apologize And Pull His Negative TV Ads

October 25, 2012

“I’ve know Bob for 30 years…I’m extremely disappointed in him. This is not the kind of campaign that he has run in the past, and it’s not right. He should say sorry, he should acknowledge that the ad he put out there is not accurate and wrong on the facts, and he should apologize to Senator Fischer. He should finish the last few days of this campaign with some sense of dignity about how we conduct races in Nebraska. At the end of the day, that’s what I’m asking Bob Kerrey to do.”

LINCOLN, Nebraska, October 25, 2012 - Today at a press conference, U.S. Senator Mike Johanns called on Bob Kerrey to stop his negative campaigning and pull the false attack ads he has been running against State Senator Deb Fischer. Senator Johanns made the following comments:

“I think Bob Kerrey unfortunately reached the conclusion that the only way he could win was to win really ugly.”

“I’ve know Bob for 30 years…I’m extremely disappointed in him. This is not the kind of campaign that he has run in the past, and it’s not right. He should say sorry, he should acknowledge that the ad he put out there is not accurate and wrong on the facts, and he should apologize to Senator Fischer. He should finish the last few days of this campaign with some sense of dignity about how we conduct races in Nebraska. At the end of the day, that’s what I’m asking Bob Kerrey to do.”

“I’ll guarantee Nebraskans that when Deb Fischer comes to the Senate, Deb and I will be Senators for all Nebraskans…There won’t be a pair that works harder in the United States Senate to represent their state. That’s the kind of character and determination Deb Fischer brings to her candidacy and will bring to the United States Senate, and I think she’s going to be a great partner as we work together.”

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World-Herald editorial: Fischer tough and effective

October 21, 2012

Nebraskans are fortunate this year to have two serious, qualified candidates seeking their votes for the state’s next U.S. senator.

Democrat Bob Kerrey and Republican Deb Fischer have offered voters a robust, intelligent, largely on-point debate of the critical issues facing the nation.

We recommend Fischer, a Valentine rancher and two-term state senator.

Bob Kerrey deserves the thanks of Nebraskans. He is a native son who earned the Medal of Honor in service to the nation, served his state as its governor and served both the state and the nation as a U.S. senator.

But the Democrat walked away from that job in 2001 after two terms, for personal and professional reasons that are perfectly understandable. He left behind critical issues — those on which he had shown leadership and which remain on the front burner today: Social Security and Medicare reform, health care, national security, the nation’s intelligence-gathering machinery. If he had remained a senator, he could have had a major impact on them all.

His somewhat clumsy return to Nebraska after a decade in New York City — first deciding not to run, then a last-minute change of heart and address — has left many Nebraskans thinking he only came back to be a senator again.

Fischer, the Republican candidate, has proved herself to be a smart, hardworking and able legislator during two terms in the Nebraska Legislature, someone who has earned the respect of friend and foe alike with her lawmaking skills.

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Dozens Of County Sheriffs Endorse Deb Fischer

October 19, 2012

Endorsers include the Sheriffs of Cherry, Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy Counties

LINCOLN, Nebraska, October 19, 2012 - Today, 69 county sheriffs announced their support for Deb Fischer in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race.

The list of endorsers includes the sheriffs of Cherry, Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy counties.

The sheriffs cited Senator Fischer’s leadership, integrity and support for the law enforcement community.

“No one in this race is more dedicated to public safety than Deb Fischer,” said Douglas County Sheriff Timothy F. Dunning. “She will be a great friend to the law enforcement community, and her leadership, honesty, and dedication to public service will be a great asset to Nebraska in Washington.”

“Senator Fischer understands that public safety is a top priority of government, and she has helped ensure that law enforcement professionals have the resources they need to keep our communities safe,” said Dawson County Sheriff Gary W. Reiber.

Here is the list of the 69 county sheriffs endorsing Deb Fischer:

Sheriff Bob Moore – Antelope County
Sheriff Billy D. Simpson – Arthur County
Sheriff Stan McKnight – Banner County
Sheriff Timothy L. Sierks – Blaine County
Sheriff David R. Spiegel – Boone County
Sheriff Tammy S. Mowry – Box Butte County
Sheriff Bruce Papstein – Brown County
Sheriff Robert D. Pickell – Burt County
Sheriff Mark A. Hecker – Butler County
Sheriff William C. Brueggemann – Cass County
Sheriff Larry D. Koranda – Cedar County
Sheriff Kevin Mueller – Chase County
Sheriff Rusty Osburn – Cherry County
Sheriff John Jenson – Cheyenne County
Sheriff Jeffery K. Franklin – Clay County
Sheriff Paul J. Kruse – Colfax County
Sheriff Bradley E. Boyum – Cuming County
Sheriff Daniel Osmond – Custer County
Sheriff Chris Kleinberg – Dakota County
Sheriff Karl J. Dailey – Dawes County
Sheriff Gary W. Reiber – Dawson County
Sheriff Adam Hayward – Deuel County
Sheriff (Duane) Dean Chase – Dixon County
Sheriff Steven D. Hespen – Dodge County
Sheriff Timothy F. Dunning – Douglas County
Sheriff Justin Nichols – Dundy County
Sheriff William L. Burgess – Fillmore County
Sheriff Jerry L. Archer – Franklin County
Sheriff Kurt L. Kapperman – Furnas County
Sheriff Millard W. Gustafson – Gage County
Sheriff Michelle Quinn – Garden County
Sheriff Dennis G. Ocken – Gospen County
Sheriff Shawn D. Hebbert – Grant County
Sheriff David C. Weeks – Greeley County
Sheriff Kirk W. Handrup – Hamilton County
Sheriff Chris N. Becker – Harlan County
Sheriff Thomas L. Dow – Hayes County
Sheriff Benjamin J. Matchett – Holt County
Sheriff Lynn O. Nichols, Jr. – Hooker County
Sheriff Scott K. White – Kearney County
Sheriff Jeffery Stevens – Keith County
Sheriff Harry J. Gillway – Kimball County
Sheriff Don Henery – Knox County
Sheriff Terry T. Wagner – Lancaster County
Sheriff Jerome Kramer – Lincoln County
Sheriff Jonathan Heflin – Logan County
Sheriff Vernon Hjorth – Madison County
Sheriff Milo Cardenas – Morrill County
Sheriff Davis P. Moore – Nance County
Sheriff Brent E. Lottman – Nemaha County
Sheriff James M. Gress – Otoe County
Sheriff James D. Brueggeman – Perkins County
Sheriff Gene Samuelson – Phelps County
Sheriff Jonathan J. Zavadil – Platte County
Sheriff Dwaine W. Ladwig – Polk County
Sheriff Randy Houser – Richardson County
Sheriff Jeffrey L. Davis – Sarpy County
Sheriff Kevin L. Stukenholtz – Saunders County
Sheriff Joseph O. Yocum – Seward County
Sheriff Terry E. Robbins – Sheridan County
Sheriff Michael F. Janulewicz – Sherman County
Sheriff Lyle Staudenmaier – Sioux County
Sheriff Michael S. Unger – Stanton County
Sheriff David E. Lee – Thayer County
Sheriff Shelly Perez – Thurston County
Sheriff Michael W. Robinson – Washington County
Sheriff Leroy W. Janssen – Wayne County
Sheriff Troy R. Schmitz – Webster County
Sheriff Dale E. Radcliff – York County

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