GOP's Fischer wins second term as Nebraska senator

GOP's Fischer wins second term as Nebraska senator
© Greg Nash

Sen. Deb FischerDebra (Deb) Strobel FischerErnst elected to Senate GOP leadership This week: Congress starts lame-duck with leadership fight Senate GOP readies for leadership reshuffle MORE (R-Neb.) on Tuesday secured her second Senate term, fending off a challenge from Democrat Jane Raybould.

Fischer was expected to keep her seat in Nebraska, a deep red state, and she maintained a significant fundraising edge over Raybould throughout the campaign.


The Nebraska Republican won in 2012 after an upset in the GOP primary over then-state Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg.

Both Fischer and Raybould ran a significant amount of television ads emphasizing their close ties to the state in the final weeks of the campaign, according to The Daily Journal.

Raybould sought to frame Fischer as a Washington insider, while Fischer touted her work in the Senate that focused on agriculture and the military.