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Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Nebraska
  • Residence: Valentine
  • Born: March 1, 1951; Lincoln, Neb.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Husband, Bruce Fischer; three children
  • Education: U. of Nebraska, B.S. 1988 (education)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Valentine Rural High School Board of Education, 1990-2004; Neb. Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2000-2004; Neb. Legislature, 2005-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Bob Kerrey, D, to succeed Sen. Ben Nelson, D, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities - Ranking Member; Readiness & Management Support; Strategic Forces); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Environment & Public Works (Superfund, Toxics & Environmental Health; Transportation & Infrastructure; Water & Wildlife); Indian Affairs; Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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State Information: Nebraska

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Deb Fischer (R) 449,240 58.1%
Bob Kerrey (D) 323,753 41.9%
2006 general Ben Nelson (D) 378,388 63.9%
Pete Ricketts (R) 213,928 36.1%
2000 general Ben Nelson (D) 353,093 51%
Don Stenberg (R) 337,977 48.8%
1994 general Bob Kerrey (D) 317,297 54.8%
Jan Stoney (R) 260,668 45%
1988 general Bob Kerrey (D) 378,717 56.7%
David Karnes (R) 278,250 41.7%
Ernie Chambers (NA) 10,372 1.6%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 41.6% John McCain: 56.53%
2012 : 37.87% : 60.43%
2004 John Kerry: 33% George W. Bush: 66%
2000 Al Gore: 33% George W. Bush: 62%
1996 Bill Clinton: 35% Robert Dole: 53%
1992 Bill Clinton: 29% George H. W. Bush: 47%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 39% George H. W. Bush: 60%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 29% :

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