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Female power for Fischer
Deb Fischer has landed a key endorsement from a group with an original name: She PAC.
The female-friendly group is seeking to put more conservative women in Congress. They endorsed five Republicans for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, including Fischer.
No word yet on whether She PAC will be ponying up money for Fischer's campaign or running television advertisements in Nebraska on her behalf. But that's the general idea, said a spokesman for the group.
In case you're wondering, the other four endorsed candidates are Sarah Steelman of Missouri, Linda Lingle of Hawaii, Linda McMahon of Connecticut and Heather Wilson of New Mexico.
The group's key message is that in order to change Washington, D.C., voters must elect new faces. The group noted in its release Tuesday that 85 percent of the members of today's U.S. Senate are men.
"With the Senate hanging in the balance, the 2012 election marks an historic opportunity to turn the war on women into a war by women," the group said in its news release.
Check out the group's video here.
New ad for Jon Bruning
A new day, a new television advertisement from Republican frontrunner Jon Bruning.
In it, Bruning takes a slight jab at his chief rival, State Treasurer Don Stenberg. As he walks down a hallway in the State Capitol, Bruning pointedly notes that his unnamed predecessor -- that would be Stenberg -- farmed out major river and low-lever-nuclear-waste lawsuits to outside law firms. The cost of those lawsuits were not a part of Stenberg's budget.
"I put an end to those kind of accounting tricks," said Bruning.
Of course, Stenberg's camp is not taking it so gently. They note that Bruning also has hired outside counsel, and some of Stenberg's supporters question why Bruning is going on the defensive when he claims to be so far ahead in the polls.
Don't forget Bob
Bob Kerrey is obviously taking nothing for granted. Even though he is expected to have a cakewalk through the Democratic primary on May 15, the former Nebraska governor is hitting the airwaves hard. It's a clear signal that he is not going to cede the primary airwaves to Republicans and that this is going to be one of the toughest races of his career.
In his new ad, Kerrey highlights his years in Vietnam, his Medal of Honor win and the leg he lost in that overseas war.