Republican Deb Fischer wants another term in the United States Senate.
Fischer pulled off a stunning upset in the Republican primary in 2012 and went on to defeat Democrat Bob Kerrey in the General Election.
What does she expect in this election?
“Well, I hope it’s not as interesting this time around,” Fischer says with a chuckle in an interview with Nebraska Radio Network. “I just plan to continue doing what I’ve done all along.”
Fischer emerged as the winner in a crowded Republican primary featuring then-Attorney General Jon Bruning and Treasurer Don Stenberg. Fischer appeared to pull away late in the primary battle, winning with more than 77,000 votes, 41% of the vote. Bruning garnered nearly 69,000 votes with Stenberg capturing nearly 36,000.
Fischer easily won the General Election over Kerrey, the former governor and U.S. Senator.
Fischer says her top priorities continue to be national security and economic security. She serves on the Armed Services Committee; Commerce, Science, and Transportation; Environment and Public Works; Rules and Administration; and the Special Committee on Aging.
Fischer doesn’t expect her race to become a referendum on President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican.
“I’m running on my record. I am running on what I’ve done with Nebraskans to help make our lives better in the state of Nebraska and in this country,” according to Fischer.
Fischer concedes the electorate is polarized with many people frustrated. She says elective officials need to be available to the public.
Fischer toured the state this weekend to announce her decision to run for a second term.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]