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Fischer Wins Republican Senate Primary in Nebraska

This April 15, 2012, photo, shows state Sen. Deb Fischer, left, during a debate against state Treasurer Don Stenberg, right, and state Attorney General Jon Bruning, right rear, in Omaha, Neb. The three top Republicans vying for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate nomination scrambled through a final full day of campaigning on Monday, May 14, 2012, as the race appeared to tighten and election officials predicted above-average turnout for the nationally-watched contest. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

May 15, 2012
"Bob Kerrey is a proven winner with an honorable record of service to the country, working with both parties to solve problems, while Fischer is an untested Tea Party candidate who has profited off a federally subsidized sweetheart land deal and called for higher gas taxes on middle class families in Nebraska," said Canter. Stenberg released a statement after the race was called, saying he "will wholeheartedly support the Republican nominee to defeat Bob Kerrey." The Club for Growth had supported Stenberg in the primary, but didn't mention their favored candidate in a statement sent out after Fischer's win. "We are pleased that Deb Fischer prevailed over Jon Bruning," said Club for Growth president Chris Chocola. "While we did not support Deb Fischer, we are encouraged by the strong pro-growth stands she took in this campaign, and we expect she will live up to those commitments in the Senate next year."
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