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Fischer Draws Primary Challenger

A previous Senate candidate in 2014, Watson accuses Fischer of violating the Constitution.

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Nia Prater
Jan. 22, 2018, 11:21 a.m.

Todd Watson (R), a 2014 Senate candidate, launched a primary challenge to Sen. Deb Fischer (R). In explaining his candidacy, Watson, a businessman, cast himself as a defender of the Constitution and accused Fischer of violating the document’s laws on multiple occasions.

Watson knocked Fischer's support for fast-track trade authority and claimed she "did not stand up for treaties with either the Iran or the Paris climate deals."

He also said that he would have voted against Obama's budget to fund sanctuary cities, unlike Fischer.

Watson: "It is unconstitutional. I believe in upholding the rule of law and whatever that law is right now needs to be enforced.” (Grand Island Independent)

Lincoln City Councilmember Jane Raybould (D) is running on the Democratic side.

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