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  Deb Fischer running for Senate [Nebraska]
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Last EditedCOSDem  Jun 30, 2011 01:47am
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News DateWednesday, June 29, 2011 07:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionState Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine was in Grand Island on Tuesday to announce her candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

Along with Fischer, Attorney General Jon Bruning, State Treasurer Don Stenberg, businessman Pat Flynn and truck driver Spencer Zimmerman are also announced candidates for the Republican nomination. The seat is now held by Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who has yet to announce whether he will seek a third term.

Fischer was born and raised in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she graduated with a bachelor of science in education. She and her husband, Bruce, have been married for 39 years and own a ranch near Valentine, where the couple's three sons work.
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