Nebraska stuns GOP establishment

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    Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer wrested the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Attorney General Jon Bruning Tuesday night, riding a burst of late momentum to pull off an unexpected victory.

    Her stunning come-from-behind performance amounts to a warning flare about the volatility of the primary season and the unintended impact of outside groups. (snip)

    Outside groups like the Club for Growth and Jim DeMint's Senate Conservative Fund began chipping away at Bruning's favorability through a string of hard-hitting attack ads, with the goal of boosting Stenberg.

    But the unintended effect was lifting Fischer, a poorly funded candidate who managed to stay out of the mud.

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    Don't know much about her. I hear she is pretty conservative and will have an advantage over Kerry (recycled....love it).

    Dems can kiss the senate good-bye.
     
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    TEA Party is dead. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Wow. Another Sharon Angle.
     
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    Running a no-name against a former Senator and Medal of Honor winner?

    Don't know how well that's going to work out.
     
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    It's Nebraska....Peckerwood hick country.

    Just g'head and go back to sleep.
     
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    The Libertarians and fiscally responsible Republicans (non-RINO's) have begun the takeover of the big spending, big government Rs of late. Clearly not for the White House, but absolutely where it counts, in Congress. It's going to take several voting cycles, but we will get this country on a path to fiscal sustainability. The alternative is unthinkable.
     
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    You mean actually taxing people at an appropriate rate?

    Here's the real problem- When you idiot supply siders cut taxes and started borrowing, you made government more attractive.

    You get all these goodies and no one has to pay for it.

    If you really want to shrink government, raise taxes across the board. Then people might want to take care of their own grandmothers than letting government do it.
     
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    On the point, we don't know much about this woman, which means that there's probably a lot to dig up on her along with crazy statements.

    And Bob Kerrey is a Medal of Honor winner.

    What will be interesting is whether an incident in Vietnam where civilians were killed will come into play or not .
     
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    she was a tea party candidate?
     
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    I'm not sure.

    But the article did say that she stayed out of the muckraking which means she might be solid in more ways that one.
     

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