Fischer bids for U.S. Senate

State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine, Tuesday announced her candidacy for the United States Senate. “I’m running for the United States Senate to help America regain its economic strength and rebuild its cultural foundations,” Sen. Fischer stated. “America must meet a new generation of challenges by strengthening our economy, balancing our books, and in Nebraska, revitalizing our communities.” Sen. Fischer is a lifelong Nebraskan with a family ranch business near Valentine. For the last seven years, Fischer has served the 43rd district in the Nebraska Legislature. Known as an experienced and effective legislator, she currently serves as Chair of the Transportation and Telecom-munications Committee and is a member of the Revenue Committee and the Executive Board. “In the legislature, I have a proven conservative voting record of keeping taxes low, reducing wasteful spending and protecting families,” Sen. Fischer said. “I stood with Governor Heineman by voting for the largest tax cut in the history of our state and supporting limited government by cutting government’s growth during my tenure in the Legislature.” For several weeks, there has been widespread speculation about Fischer’s bid for U.S. Senate. She’s been encouraged to run by people across the state because they believe her skills as a legislator will serve Nebraskans well and that she is the strongest candidate to defeat incumbent Democrat Senator Ben Nelson. “Senator Ben Nelson has been a rubber stamp for the failed economic policies of the Obama Administration,” Sen. Fischer said. “Ben Nelson cast key, deciding votes for Obamacare and the failed stimulus package. I’m not a career politician; I’m a wife, mother, rancher, small businesswoman, and citizen legislator. In the U.S. Senate, I will use my life experience to bring a fresh, conservative voice for Nebraska.” Sen. Fischer will announce her candidacy at campaign events all across Nebraska throughout the week.