Sen. Deb Fischer (R) announced on Tuesday in a short video posted on Twitter that she will be joining the Senate Agriculture Committee. Talking to reporters, Fischer called agriculture “the backbone of Nebraska’s economy.” (The Omaha World-Herald)
Fischer’s challenger, Lincoln City Councilmember Jane Raybould (D), was quick to paint the move as a political stunt, saying that she has been promoting the issue of agriculture long before Fischer’s new role.
In a statement, Raybould said, “The people of Nebraska are smarter than the Washington game Mitch McConnell and Deb Fischer are attempting to play. Nebraskans know—our farmers and ranchers know bull when they see it and the voters will treat this as such.” (release)