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Talk about peaking at the right time. After sitting third in the polls for much of this campaign season; State Senator Deb Fischer rode a wave of support over the past two weeks that put her on the November ballot.
At her election night party in Lincoln Tuesday night, Fischer says the win did not surprise her. She says she knows how to work hard because she is a Nebraskan. And that the fight is only beginning.
"It's great to see all the support and excitement and that's going to carry over into tomorrow and we're going to push ahead and start campaigning again," said Fischer.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning; long the frontrunner during this campaign, spoke of support and the future in his concession speech last night:
"This has been a tough primary against worthy opponents whom I respect. To them I say while we have different approaches we all share a conservative vision. Now is the time for us as Republicans to unite and work together. We share the same goal defeating Bob Kerrey, defeating Barack Obama in the general election. I want to thank you for all you have done tonight. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you very much."
Bruning is expected to make an official endorsement for Deb Fischer later Wednesday.
Former opponent and State Treasurer Don Stenberg told supporters Tuesday that although he will not be the next United States Senator, in his own words:
"It's important that we have a republican United States Senate to move our country in a new direction. And I will wholeheartedly support the Republican nominee to defeat Bob Kerrey."
Third District Congressman Adrian Smith also released a statement regarding the race saying in part, "I know with Deb Fischer as Nebraska's next U.S. Senator, the people of our state can count on conservative, commonsense representation to solve the very serious challenges our country faces, and I am committed to ensuring she is elected."
With all eyes now focused on the general election, Fischer acknowledged that it could get tough calling it, in her words, the "focus of the entire nation'' and she thinks it will get, quote, "interesting."
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