Democrat Jane Raybould makes her closing arguments as she tries to convince Nebraska voters to make a change in the United States Senate.
Raybould, the Lincoln City Councilmember, hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Senator Deb Fischer and says she feels momentum shifting in this last week of the campaign.
“When we talk to Nebraskans, I mean, they’re energized,” Raybould tells Nebraska Radio Network in an interview. “They want to get engaged and effect a different political outcome.”
Raybould works as a vice president of B&R Stores, which operates 19 Super Saver and Russ’s Markets grocery stores.
Raybould was the running mate of Democrat Chuck Hassebrook in his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2014.
Raybould is a businesswoman, an executive with the family-owned B&R Stores in Lincoln.
Raybould says she sees voters communicating with politicians, getting involved with campaigns, and attempting to make changes.
Raybould faults Fischer for voting along with Republican Senate leaders in Washington, D.C., claiming Fischer has lost touch with the state during her six years there. Raybould is critical of Fischer for not protesting enough against tariffs erected by the Trump Administration in its trade wars with various countries. She suggests Fischer will not protect Social Security and Medicare once Congress has to address the federal deficit, which Raybould claims Republicans have made worse through their federal tax overhaul.
Health care is the top issue for Nebraskans, according to Raybould, who has toured the state during her “Walk the Talk” tour. She talks of a miracle in the Midwest as she fights an uphill political battle in a Republican-dominated state.
With the election one week away, Raybould has been busy, giving her final pitch.
“We need a senator who is listening to Nebraskans and that’s how you learn,” Raybould says. “When you go out and you hold public forums and have debates and listen to Nebraskans and they’ll share with you what they’re concerns are.”
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]