The state senator comes from behind to defeat Bruning and Stenberg for the GOP nomination for US Senate.
Republican nominee Deb Fischer says the "focus of the entire nation" will be on her U.S. Senate race versus Democrat Bob Kerrey.
Fischer, at one point the long-shot in the GOP field, outlasted the candidates that got more headlines... and campaign cash.
She gathered 41 percent of the unofficial vote, to Attorney General Jon Bruning's 36 and Treasurer Don Stenberg's 19 percent.
"We need somebody who's different, somebody who's tough somebody who's effective," said Fischer after her primary victory. She waved off any thought that her win was a surprise, saying she knows hot to work hard because she's a Nebraskan. She also downplayed the role that a late super-PAC ad campaign might have played in her homestretch surge.
So now, she turns her sights to an opponent who's already held the job, and been governor to boot. She knows it'll be a tough fight, and thinks it'll get "interesting".