The Nebraska Shakeup for the Nelson Senate Seat

After Deb Fischer (who?) soundly defeated state Attorney General Jon Bruning in the Republican race for Ben Nelson's senate seat, I've only encountered one who thinks this is a bad deal for Nebraska.  Most are pleasantly shocked.  Some are just plain shocked....a few being Bruning and our local news media.  The story didn't even make the afternoon news the day after the election on one channel.  Media is calling it the Kerry-Fischer face.  (Why is the repub named second in a repub state?)

I don't think many Huskers know Fischer (who?) well, but they seem pleased that an establishment Republican isn't going to be on the ballot in November.  She seems to stand for Nebraska values and in my book, that's all I need to know.  Being a lifelong citizen, I feel our values and moral convictions are attributed to our proud pioneer ancestors.  PS: she's also for less regulation and lower taxes.

One of Fischer's opponents, Don Stenberg, was backed by Freedom Works and DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund (which I contribute to, by the way).  DeMint wrote the following:

I have some good news and some bad news to report on the race for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. The bad news is that our endorsed candidate, conservative State Treasurer Don Stenberg did not win the Republican nomination yesterday. The good news is that neither did his establishment-backed opponent, Attorney General Jon Bruning.

Instead, a third candidate, State Senator Deb Fischer, surged in the final days of the race and won the nomination.

We were very proud to support Don Stenberg. He was the most principled candidate in the race and he fought for conservative values every step of the way. He also aggressively made the case against Jon Bruning, which ended up helping Deb Fischer win this critical race.

This is not the outcome we had hoped for but it's a victory for conservatives nonetheless.

Deb Fischer was virtually unknown last year when we endorsed Don Stenberg, but she ran an outstanding campaign and kept her focus on the conservative policies that will restore America's greatness. In fact, Deb Fischer supports a Balanced Budget Amendment, the full repeal of ObamaCare, a ban on earmarks, and term limits.  

At least he's being a good sport about Fischer's win.  One who isn't?  The man she'll face in November....Bob 'Omaha built and named a bridge after him' Kerry.  Back from New York like a bad penny and hopefully just in Nebraska for a short visit.  During an interview on election night, Kerry appeared angry, tense and well.....shocked.  Listen to Mr. Nasty below:

Geez, Bob....tell us how you really feel.  He's also stated on NebraskaWatchdog:

Add higher taxes and term limits to Bob Kerrey’s Washington to-do list.

As he heads across the state on day one of his Senate battle with Republican Deb Fischer, Kerrey tells Nebraska Watchdog (see exclusive video below) that anyone who won’t consider higher taxes—Kerrey insisting the hikes come only after major spending cuts—is part of the problem not the solution.

In addition Kerrey is pushing three changes to the U.S. Constitution.

As Nebraska Watchdog reported on Tuesday, Kerrey wants to outlaw the Supreme Court’s ‘Citizens United’ decision which paved the way for super PACS.

He’s also wants to end Congressional caucuses and start Congressional term limits.

Hmmmm...one of the firsts on his to-do list is outlaw the Super PACS.  You know, the Joe Ricketts Super PAC (don't think there is one) that catapulted Fischer over Bruning.

And since cutting spending is first on his list, he should tell us what it is he's going to cut before he begins to tax us more.

He also made the insane comment:  "I've paid more taxes in Nebraska in the past 10 years than Fischer has."  Huh?  Does he truly believe that fact gains endearment from Nebraskans?  C'mon Bob.  Your in education....your'e supposed to be highly intelligent.  Once again, I think he's pretty hot at the outcome.  Watch at the link below:

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Republicans_Rally_Around_Fischer...

(Be sure to check out the backdrop of the reporter in the vid) 

My take on this shakeup?  I think facing an unknown like Deb Fischer has the Kerry campaign scrambling to figure out just how they can defeat her.  It's not your daddy's election any longer, Bob.  Things are 'transforming' (thanks to Barry) and politics as usual might just become a thing of the past.

Will he conduct a smear campaign against her?  I have no doubt.  And since politikin' is something he knows, I'm sure it will get ugly.  And it's pretty apparent who the media is backing.  I just hope Nebraskans are ready and willing to take a leap of faith and vote for a no-name, hopefully to become a somebody big.

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Comment by Jodi180 on May 17, 2012 at 1:23pm

Feeling hopeful, Homer.....feeling hopeful.

Comment by Jodi180 on May 18, 2012 at 8:27am

I was 'uninformed' about something in my blog....Joe Ricketts DOES have a super PAC called Ending Spending Action Fund.

Comment by Jerseygal on May 20, 2012 at 7:19am

Great post, Jodi!  Deb Fischer was on Bill Bennett's (I think!) radio show the other day, and I was very impressed!  From all I heard there, she ran an outstanding campaign, and will continue to do so!  I hope that radio interview generated a nice starting sum for the general election!

Comment by Jodi180 on May 20, 2012 at 7:32am

Thanks, JG.  You know how I feel about Bendover and how happy I was to see that 'we' forced him into retirement.

A Fischer win over ex-Nebraskan Kerry would be the delicious icing on the cake.

Comment by Jim Davis on May 20, 2012 at 8:38am

Thanks to Jodi for her effort to usher Nelson to the sideline!

Comment by Jodi180 on May 20, 2012 at 9:25pm

Aw shucks, JimD....(thanks pal...your support keeps me focused!)

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