Just moments ago, Politico declared Deb Fischer the winner of the Nebraska primary for U.S. Senate.
At the beginning of the evening, Bruning held a comfortable 3000-4000 vote lead, probably from the early voting which occurred before Palin’s significant endorsement of Deb Fischer. But as the votes continued pouring in, Fischer overtook the lead and surpassed it by 6,000 votes according to the latest tally with almost 80% of precincts reporting.
Associated Press also confirms.
Update by Adrienne: Governor Palin sent this tweet after the race was called:
Congratulations to @DebFischer2012 and the people of Nebraska! #NESen
Update by Steve: Governor Palin also took to Facebook with the following message:
As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land, upon every hand, are looking at you. Fight on for victory!”
– Sarah Palin