By DON WALTON
Republican Senate candidate Deb Fischer snared the endorsement of Sarah Palin on Wednesday, and GOP rival Don Stenberg made the case during a final statewide campaign tour that he’s the conservative who can’t be changed by Washington.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Jon Bruning, the acknowledged frontrunner in the Republican primary tussle, turned his attention to presumptive Democratic nominee Bob Kerrey with a new TV ad campaign arguing that “restoring common sense to government starts with defeating Bob Kerrey and Barack Obama.”
Palin and her husband, Todd, told Fischer they support her bid for Nebraska’s Senate seat and will contribute to her campaign.
“We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power,” the Palins wrote in a note to Fischer. “You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America.”
Fischer, a state senator from Valentine, earlier had written the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee requesting her support as “a fellow female Republican” and strong conservative.
Welcoming the endorsement of the Palins, Fischer said: “I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment.”