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Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

Political Highlights: Valentine Rural High School Board of Education, 1990-2004; Neb. Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2000-2004; Neb. Legislature, 2005-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: March 1, 1951; Lincoln, Neb.
Residence: Valentine
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Husband, Bruce Fischer; three children
Education: U. of Nebraska, B.S. 1988
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities - Chairwoman; Readiness & Management Support; Strategic Forces); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine - Chairwoman); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Transportation & Infrastructure); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Election History
2012generalDeb Fischer (R) 449,24058.1
Bob Kerrey (D) 323,75341.9
Roll Call Vitals


Nebraska is 47th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@senatorfischer)

Sen. Deb Fischer has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.