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Democrats question Fischer's whereabouts in Nebraska
A recent poll by Public Opinion Strategies shows Republican Deb Fischer leading Democrat Bob Kerrey in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race.
But, with just 135 days until the November election, Fischer has gone largely quiet and hasn't campaigned in the state since the May primary.
It was one of the main topics during this weekend's State Democratic Convention--current U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson made headlines when he asked the question, "Where in the world is Deb Fischer?"
The Fischer campaign has been quiet the past month, but the so-called Super PACs have been working hard for her in Nebraska.
"I feel a duty to run for this seat," Bob Kerrey told supporters over the weekend at the 2012 Democratic State Convention in Omaha.
But, he also addressed the TV ads attacking him, calling the flat-out lies.
"When Rove and the Koch brothers unite to say that I'm a carpetbagger, that's a lie," Kerrey said.
Kerrey and Nelson took swings at Kerrey's opponent, Deb Fischer, slamming her for not debating and grazing her cattle on public land at taxpayer's expense, among other things.
"She's no where to be found," Nelson said. "She's not making public appearances because she thinks the only way, the only thing you have to do to win in Nebraska, is be a Republican and hide."
But, Fischer's campaign told News 5 "Over the past year, Deb Fischer has traveled more than 45,000 miles across the state to meet with Nebraskans and discuss her commonsense solutions to repeal Obamacare, create jobs, and get the economy back on track."
They also said Fischer has always been a strong, independent and effective leader in the Unicameral and will continue to put the interests of Nebraska first, in the U.S. Senate.
Kerrey told delegates that while he's making his way back to Nebraska, Fischer is making her way out.
"it's an odd thing," Kerrey said, "I'm moving back to Nebraska, we bought a house, put our boy in school last week, and Deb's already packing her bags and moving to Washington D.C."
Fischer is in Washington D.C. this week for two days of meetings and fundraisers, including a couple of events with Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Fischer is expected to be in the Tri-Cities July 13 and 14, when state Republicans meet for their state convention.
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