Republican United States Senate candidate Deb Fischer began the last campaign day before the election in Lincoln, greeting diners at Virginia’s Travelers Cafe in Lincoln.
Fischer has a busy schedule ahead.
“We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing,” Fischer told reporters gathered at the café. “Go out every day and meet folks, and listen to them.”
Fischer said she’s confident going into Election Day.
“Well, I feel good about it,” Fischer said. “You can tell when you’re out, people are excited. A lot of people tell me they’ve already voted for me. The encouragement’s great. I just feel good momentum.”
A lot of money has been spent on advertising in the United States Senate race, filling the airwaves on radio and crowding the commercial breaks on television.
Fischer said she feels her campaign has good momentum going into tomorrow.
“The key to winning is letting Nebraskans know who you are; to be out there and shake hands and talk about the issues. Nebraskans understand the issues. They want to discuss the issues. They want to tell you what they think about them,” Fischer stated. “And that’s what you do. That’s how you campaign in Nebraska.”
Democrat Bob Kerrey has hit Fischer hard with negative ads questioning her actions in a boundary dispute with neighbors. Fischer contends that ad campaign will ultimately backfire.
“People don’t like it. That’s what I hear. They say we don’t campaign like that in Nebraska. We don’t put ads up like that here in Nebraska,” Fischer said. “So, people are very, very, disappointed in Bob Kerrey and they’re upset by it.”
Fischer will be campaigning today and tomorrow in Lincoln and Omaha.
AUDIO: Republican US Senate candidate Deb Fischer talks with reporters at campaign stop. [1 min.]