Politics & Elections
1:11 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

GOP Senate candidate picks up business group's endorsement

The Republican candidate for Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seat, Deb Fischer, is being endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber officials announced their endorsement at a news conference Monday in Omaha. Fischer is a Nebraska State Senator and a rancher from Valentine. She’s running against Democratic candidate Bob Kerrey in the Senate race.

Fischer says she has a jobs plan that’ll improve the state and national economies. “I support looking at reducing regulations, reforming the tax code, reducing energy costs, repealing Obamacare, and to promote fair trade. Those are important for our state, they’re important for our country as well.”

Doug Loon, vice president of Regional Affairs and advocacy for the U.S. Chamber, says the group believes Fischer is the candidate who’ll bring jobs to Nebraska.

Fischer serves on the Revenue and Transportation committees in the Nebraska Legislature. She and Kerrey will debate September 28th in Omaha.