Senate candidate: 3rd District vital to race
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Saying the 3rd District hasn't elected a U.S. Senator since Minden's Carl Curtis, State Sen. Deb Fischer said the district is vitally important in her campaign for national office.
The 3rd District has 47 percent of the Republican vote, she noted.
A rancher from Valentine, Fischer says she's quite concerned about the potential danger to the Ogallala Aquifer from the Keystone XL pipeline, but she wants the decision of whether to allow it through to be based on facts.
There's "no debate" Obamacare needs to be repealed, she said, because it was pushed through prematurely and wasn't preceded by things like tort reform, insurance across state lines and other important issues.
She said she favors a balanced federal budget, but doesn't believe in "scaring senior citizens" through reckless and irresponsible talk about cutting Social Security.
The impact of rules and regulation on small business must be reined in, she said, because it is the small businesses that generate new jobs.
She called for a process for appealing new rules and regulations imposed on small businesses -- "you can't just pass laws and let bureaucracy take its course," she said.
Andy while mail service is a dilemma --"everybody wants to see cuts made" -- losing a post office is "just another blow to small communities.
Fischer was in town for a private fundraiser.