Deb Fischer

Except for Deb Fischer’s upset victory the GOP was shut out in competitive U.S. Senate races in 2012. Fischer a State Senator climbed from an asterisk in the polls to a five-point primary victory despite national Republicans support for her opponent. Despite being outspent by $2 million dollars in the general election Fischer handed Senator Bob Kerrey his first electoral defeat. Fischer’s upset was called the top Republican victory of the cycle and her media campaign was credited with aiding her stunning victories.