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Nebraska held their primaries Tuesday, and there was a major upset: a little-known rancher and State Senator in Nebraska’s unicameral legislature won out over two establishment Republican candidates.
State Senator Deb Fischer (R-Valentine, NE) easily won a three-way contest, with 41 percent of the vote. Former front-runner Attorney General Jon Bruning was second with 36 percent, and State Treasurer Don Stenberg was third with 19 percent.
Bruning staked out a position far to the right of the political spectrum. For example, he publicly attacked the supposed “Unconstitutional Assault on Religious Liberty” represented by a 12-year-old rule based on a 33-year-old law supposedly “requiring” religious organizations to cover contraception. I’ve written before (here and here) about the corrupt and cynical position taken by major Republican lawmakers on this issue.
Apparently, Bruning was still too much of a socialist running dog for Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and the Club for Growth, both of whom poured a huge amount of money into Stenberg’s campaign. According to them, Stenberg, who served as State Attorney General for 12 years, is a “genuine, lifelong conservative” who is concerned that we need to “Take Back America” [sic] from socialist running dog Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE). Nelson is apparently even more socialist, a faster runner, and more canine than socialist running dogs like Bruning. (more…)