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State Fair Debate This Saturday

August 23, 2012

The State Fair debate is approaching quickly! Deb Fischer debates Bob Kerrey THIS SATURDAY at the 2012 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island at 4:00pm.

We need your support at the debate. Bob Kerrey's friends are working hard to turn out liberal activists around the state.

Deb Fischer v. Bob Kerrey
August 25, 2012 @ 4:00PM
Heartland Event Center
700 East Stolley Park Road
Grand Island, NE 68801
This is not a ticketed event. State Fair admission required.

Encourage your friends and family to visit Grand Island for the debate this Saturday, August 25th. If you can't make it to the State Fair, you can also watch the debate live on

We're truly grateful for all that you do for Team Fischer. If you haven’t had a chance yet, please be sure to sign up to volunteer on our website.

See you in Grand Island!

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Fischer likes poll numbers as debate nears

August 20, 2012

Tyler Ellyson

COLUMBUS - U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer says it’s nice to see her lead over opponent Bob Kerrey hasn’t dwindled since May, but she knows there’s still plenty of work to do between now and the Nov. 6 general election.

According to a poll released last week by We Ask America, Fischer, a Republican statesenator and rancher from Valentine, leads Kerrey by 20 percentage points in the race to replace Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, who opted not to seek a third term.

The poll, sponsored by the Omaha, Lincoln and Nebraska chambers of commerce contactednearly 1,300 people producing an error margin of less than 3 percent.

“Even with all the attack ads against me, the numbers haven’t moved, so that’s nice to see that Nebraskans see through the negative ads,” said Fischer, who was in Columbus Friday to tour Columbus Community Hospital and Archer Daniels Midland and for Sunday’s Columbus Days parade.

Over the next two and a-half months, Fischer plans to stick with her positive campaign, simply pointing out the policy differences between Kerrey and herself and letting voters decide who they favor.

“We each have a record, and I want Nebraskans to look at our records to see who we are and what we’ve done,” she said. “There’s stark contrasts between us. This is a clear choice in this race.”

The U.S. Senate candidates will go head to head 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island during a 90-minute debate aired live on RFD-TV/RURAL TV (Time Warner Cable channel 229).

Fischer said she’d like to debate two more times in September, but Kerrey hasn’t accepted any of the proposed dates.

“I don’t get into the debate on debates,” she said, answering a question about Kerrey’s claims that she is unwilling to publicly state her stance on several key issues.

Fischer is, however, more than willingly to identify some of the major differences between Kerrey and herself.

He voted for the nation’s largest tax increase ever while she supported Nebraska’s biggest tax break, Fischer said. Fischer also supports a federal balanced budget amendment, is 100 percent pro-life, has the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and is against cap and trade, all areas where she says Kerrey and her don’t see eye to eye.

WhileKerrey favors many key components of President Barack Obama’s health-care law, Fischer said she would like to see it repealed entirely.

“As I travel the state, the majority of Nebraskans I visit with say they want it repealed,” she said.

Fischer called Obamacare a tax that took $700 billion away from Medicare and mandates that every American purchase health insurance.

“I don’t believe in the federal government having mandates like that,” said Fischer. “It’s too expensive and it didn’t address affordability.”

Instead, Fischer believes a series of laws and bills can be effectively passed to make health care more affordable, including allowing insurance to be sold acrossstate lines and making it easier for individuals and businesses to form health-care associations, both of which would make the market more competitive, she said.

But, the main issue to address if she’s elected to the U.S. Senate continues to be the economy, Fischer said, adding that the federal government needs to reduce spending and promote growth and job creation among small businesses.

“Everywhere in the state people say we want you to cut spending,” Fischer said.

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NEW POLL: Bob Kerrey’s False Attacks Aren’t Working

August 17, 2012

We have a lot of great news to share.

A recent poll shows that commonsense Nebraska conservative Deb Fischer holds a commanding 21-point lead over New York liberal Bob Kerrey.

While Sen. Fischer has traveled over 60,000 miles across the state to meet with Nebraskans, Bob Kerrey has resorted to cheap and false personal attacks against Sen. Fischer and her family business. It’s now clear that the attacks of Bob Kerrey and his New York political machine are backfiring.

However, there is no doubt that Kerrey and his New York-funded super PAC will continue running outrageous negative ads against Sen. Fischer.

Can you donate $100, $50, or $25 today and help the campaign fight back and build on our momentum?

Just earlier today, the Washington Post listed the Nebraska Senate race as the most likely Republican Senate pick-up in the entire country.

We’ve also been working hard to build on our grassroots team across the state. We’re very excited for tomorrow’s opening of the Nebraska GOP Victory Office in Omaha. If you’re in the Omaha area, please join Sen. Fischer and Congressman Lee Terry for a great event.

2819 S. 125th Avenue, Suite 362
Omaha, NE 68144
RSVP: Sarah Wellman

We greatly appreciate your support and hope to see you on the campaign trail soon,

Daniel Keylin
Communications Director

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