In Nebraska, Nebraska Television reports that the Nebraska Farm Bureau endorsed Deb Fischer. As a Valentine rancher, State Senator Deb Fischer’s campaign has energized farmers. Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson said, “Really understands ag, understands farming and ranching, spent adult life in ranching and really understands the issues we face. And now the state’s biggest farm group is officially endorsing Fischer. She said, “Everyone who runs for office would like to have Farm Bureau endorsement. Agriculture is the biggest economic engine in the state of Nebraska.”
- Meanwhile, Deb Fischer responds to Senator Ben Nelson’s letter in the Omaha World-Herald by telling him that it’s time for the federal government to sell federal grazing land. In response to Sen. Ben Nelson’s July 18 letter, in which he questions my commitment to reform the federal grazing lease program that my husband’s family has participated in since the 1950s, I have consistently said that all options must be on the table in order to address our fiscal crisis, including the federal grazing lease program. I believe the best option is for the federal government to sell federal grazing land through open public auctions.
- Additionally, the Associated Press reports that Deb Fischer toured the wildfires that is damaging property in her legislative district. Republican Deb Fischer this week toured a northern Nebraska area the size of Omaha that has been burned by wildfire. Fischer has called for Congress to “further reduce the regulatory burden to provide immediate assistance.”
- Finally, Bloomberg reports that Bob Kerrey’s liberal allies in New York City have formed a Super Pac for him. New York is working on Bob Kerrey in Nebraska. A super-PAC funded partly by New York financiers is aiding Kerrey’s Democratic bid to win a Nebraska U.S. Senate seat with television and radio ads critical of his Republican opponent.