Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska, announced that she has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin.
"I'm incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin. I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment," said Senator Deb Fischer.
"Our campaign is grassroots powered and focused on conservative policy solutions that will change the course of this nation. I'm a wife, mother, rancher, small business owner, and citizen legislator, not a career politician. To change Washington, we need to send a different type of person there. That's why I'm running for U.S. Senate."
At the onset of the campaign, Deb Fischer shared her story, her passion and and beliefs with Governor Palin and requested her support. Below is part of Senator Fischer's note:
I am writing to you as both a fan of your strong, conservative principles and as a fellow female Republican. I have watched your career with respect as you take on tough issues, all while raising a family and serving your great state. Your career has inspired me and so many other female politicians who believe principles should be above politics.
Yesterday, Governor Palin responded with the following note:
Deb -- thank you for your note. We have been watching your race closely. Your efforts remind us of those our family put forth for Sarah's races here in Alaska. Winning over voters through personal interactions is the way to go. People are tired of outside interests spending millions of dollars in political attack ads. We're glad to see your grassroots efforts paying off!
We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power. You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America. We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign.
Good luck next Tuesday -- the Palins are in your corner.
- Todd & Sarah
The endorsement by Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin continues the powerful momentum of Deb Fischer's campaign for U.S. Senate. Two recent polls show Senator Deb Fischer quickly closing the gap between her and frontrunner Jon Bruning, including one that shows Bruning at 29.5 and Fischer at 25.6. In her campaign for U.S. Senate, Fischer has been endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life, SHE-PAC and Maggie's List. In the Nebraska Legislature, Deb Fischer received an A+ rating from the NRA and a 100% rating with NFIB. Recently, Deb Fischer was endorsed by the Kearney Hub and the York News-Times of York, Nebraska. In addition, key community leaders including former Nebraska Governor Kay A. Orr and former Congressman John Y. McCollister have strongly endorsed Deb Fischer's campaign.