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  Could Fischer upset Bruning in Nebraska primary?
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Last EditedCOSDem  May 13, 2012 04:20pm
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News DateSaturday, May 12, 2012 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe primary election to settle the Nebraska Republican nominee for a 2012 U.S. Senate seat is four days off, and candidate Don Stenberg made an appearance Friday at the Sioux Gateway Airport. In a final push, State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine spoke Thursday in South Sioux City, while Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning made an area appearance a week ago.

Today's Journal contains a preview on the primary involving Stenberg, Fischer, Bruning, Schuyler businessman Pat Flynn and Spencer Zimmerman, a contractor from Omaha (Page A5). The big news in the last few days has been the endorsements Fischer has nabbed.

On Wednesday, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Fischer. (It might be a stretch to give Fischer the Mama Grizzly moniker in a non-mountainous state like Nebraska, but Mama Deer, which would honor the state's designated mammal, doesn't have a fierce political feel either.) And on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry gave a notable endorsement to Fischer, too.
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