United States Senator Deb Fischer has declined to comment on the threat Steve Bannon made to her re-election campaign.
Bannon, the chief political strategist for President Donald Trump, left the White House to return to Breitbart News.
A story published on the Breitbart website stated Bannon declared war on the Republican establishment during an interview with Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel show. Bannon said no Republican up for re-election in 2018 should feel safe.
During the interview with Hannity, Bannon stated, “Even safe incumbents like [John] Barrasso and Deb Fischer – they have to understand something. Just voting is not good enough. You have to have a sense of urgency. Nobody’s safe. We are coming after all of them and we are going to win.”
Some media reports indicate Bannon has targeted Fischer, because she serves on Senate President Mitch McConnell’s leadership team. Bannon opposes McConnell.
Fischer didn’t touch the subject directly when asked during her weekly conference call with Nebraska reporters.
“You know, I’m just so honored to represent Nebraska here in the United States Senate and fight for Nebraskans every single day and I’m very, very fortunate to have great support from people all across the state. That’s what’s important to me,” Fischer stated.
As a follow-up, a reporter pressed her for a reaction.
“I just gave it to you,” Fischer responded.
Fischer, a Republican, is up for re-election next year. The Nebraska Republican Party recently gave its full support of Fischer. No primary opponent has stepped forward.
Fischer says she doesn’t worry about a primary opponent.
“I enjoy the work that I do and that work is to, as I said, fight for Nebraskans every day here in Washington,” Fischer says.
Fischer won a stunning upset victory in the Republican primary five years ago. After securing the Republican nomination, Fischer went on to easily defeat Democrat Bob Kerrey, the former United States Senator and governor from Nebraska, in the general election.
Democrat Jane Raybould, a Lincoln city councilmember, has entered the race.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]