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Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., won the Republican Senate primary in Nebraska Tuesday, beating four GOP challengers. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Sen. Deb Fischer wins Nebraska GOP primary

Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska has won the Republican nomination in her bid for a second term in office.

Fischer defeated four GOP challengers in Tuesday’s primary election and will be the strong favorite to win re-election in deep-red Nebraska.

Some of Fischer’s primary opponents had argued she wasn’t conservative enough, but Fischer received endorsements from a majority of the state’s elected Republican officials, as well as major farm and business groups. Before being elected to the Senate, she was a rancher and state legislator.

President Donald Trump had tweeted earlier Tuesday: “Nebraska – make sure you get out to the polls and VOTE for Deb Fischer today!”

She defeated retired Omaha math professor Jack Heidel; writer and retired air conditioning technician Dennis Frank Macek; former finance manager Jeffrey Lynn Stein; and Lincoln businessman Todd Watson.

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