Gering, Neb. – First-term U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a Cherry County, Nebraska rancher, kicked off her reelection bid Saturday during a five-stop, whirlwind tour of the state.
Fischer, joined by former Neb. governors Kay Orr and Dave Heineman, spoke to a group of about 25 supporters last Saturday at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering.
Governor Heineman touted Fischer as the kind of Senator who is focused on the betterment of the nation rather than partisan politics. “She’ll work with anyone, Republican or Democrat,” he said.
Governor Orr spoke of Fischer’s deep Nebraska roots and her effectiveness as a legislator at both the state and federal level.
Senator Fischer spoke of her wide ranging accomplishments in Washington during her first term as U.S. Senator, which have included co-sponsoring legislation to reduce onerous federal regulation in business and agriculture, to improve military readiness and improve infrastructure and facilities at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska, and to improve the national highway and transportation system.
She also spoke of remaining anchored in Nebraska values. “I don’t get to go home to the ranch very often,” she said, “but I keep a vial of sand from the ranch on my desk. It keeps