Deb Fischer announced the endorsement of her U.S. Senate campaign by former GOP Vice Presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
Palin wrote to Fischer:
We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power. You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America. We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign.
Good luck next Tuesday – the Palins are in your corner.
There have been quite a few endorsements in this campaign — Huckabee and Santorum for Bruning, DeMint and Paul for Stenberg. But up until now Fischer did not have a big, big national name on her side (though Kay Orr’s endorsement is not for nothing).
The endorsement by Palin changes that. It will make people take notice of her campaign — and in theory add a few bucks for some more ads over the next few days.
It also indicates a bit of a surge on her part — her new poll numbers and Bruning’s spend of $300K this week indicate that he won’t be taking anything for granted.
Things are heating up. The only question is, of course, is there enough time for Fischer and/or Stenberg to catch up to Bruning? We will see.
More (likely) later. We were hoping to talk about some of the lower races, but that may have to wait until tomorrow.