State senator Deb Fischer defeated Bob Kerrey Tuesday night
Republican Deb Fischer has been elected to the U.S. Senate, completing a remarkable eight-year journey from little-known state legislator.
Fischer beat Democrat Bob Kerrey, 69, on Tuesday for the seat left open by retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson.
The rancher from Valentine entered the primary race against two more familiar — and better financed — candidates, state Attorney General Jon Bruning and Treasurer Don Stenberg.
Her win was credited to persistent campaigning and anti-Bruning ads funded by super PACs.