So in the 11th hour, all the stars aligned (cliché-tyranny warning) for the underdog mom/rancher and her mostly forgotten, no-dough, no-choice-but stealth campaign. While John Bruning and Don Stenberg, her two foes in Nebraska’s GOP Senate primary, had been beaten to pulps, courtesy of beaucoup negative ads by Jim DeMint and the Club for Growth, the state Senator parlayed a week-to-go poll (showing her a close third, closing fast, with lots of momentum) into a huge Sarah Palin endorsement, into an as-important Congressman Jeff Fortenberry endorsement, into a big final-weekend assist from businessman Joe Ricketts (whose Ending Spending Action Fund ad nuked Bruning), into a not-even-close 10,000-vote win last night.
And maybe Deb Fischer is more Marco Rubio than Sharron Angle: Even many Republicans backing Bruning or Stenberg acknowledge privately that they would be comfortable with Fischer as the nominee, calling her a conservative whose lack ... Read Post
Politico reports: Fischer, a rancher and little-known state lawmaker, maintained a positive, above-the-fray tone while Bruning and state Treasurer Don Stenberg consistently traded blistering barbs. But she also benefited from a flur... Read Post