Fischer wins GOP Senate primary in Nebraska, CNN projects
May 15th, 2012
11:25 PM ET
8 years ago

Fischer wins GOP Senate primary in Nebraska, CNN projects

(CNN) - Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer will win the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, CNN projects, and will face the winner of the Democratic primary, former Sen. Bob Kerrey, in November. Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring, leaving an open race.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. truindep

    deb fischer a Tea Party favorite chalk one more up for the Tea Party

    May 15, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  2. Larry L

    A "Stepford Wife" against a Medar of Honor winner. Hmmmm....

    May 16, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  3. 2020

    oh lord, that Alaska pit bull again?

    May 16, 2012 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  4. Sydnium S. Washington

    Polls say Debs will win. Will she?

    May 16, 2012 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  5. king

    Nothing to see here folks, just another obstructionist European style austerity policy making repubs. Too bad that Nebraska has so much hill Billy. A dem might beable to win this Senate seat.

    May 16, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  6. thomas

    Tea Party Gone Wild !

    Red state in a sea of denial .

    May 16, 2012 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  7. Erin

    Yikes!Goodbye moderate republicans...

    May 16, 2012 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  8. s

    Oh Please they all are a waste of time, if you have Palin helping then you are up the creek. Tea party anohter waste of life.

    May 16, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  9. Iamnotfooled

    Well if she is anything like Sarah Palin who endorsed her, the Democrats have nothing to worry about.

    May 16, 2012 04:43 am at 4:43 am |
  10. GI Joe

    blaah blah blah blah

    Who cares?

    May 16, 2012 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  11. bassman

    Chalk one more up for Palin.

    May 16, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  12. bassman

    Sarah Palin via Facebook:
    As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land, upon every hand, are looking at you. Fight on for victory!”
    – Sarah Palin

    May 16, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  13. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    With the support of Sarah Palin shows that this person is likely not in good company. Just because someone work in the business world doesn't mean that they understand government and how to make it better. The legislative body is far different from a corporate board room. Why don't people understand this?

    May 16, 2012 07:25 am at 7:25 am |