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McCain makes trip to Nebraska for Fischer

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Posted By:  Ashley Harding
aharding@klkntv.com

Senator John McCain said he knows Nebraska's senate race is very close.

Senator McCain says if she's elected, Deb Fischer will bring the right conservative ideas and values to the U.S. Senate.  McCain came to Omaha to throw his support behind Fischer.

"...To be in a state with the second lowest unemployment rate in our entire nation. It's where governments matter, legislatures matter, and Deb Fischer has mattered,"  McCain said.

This all comes after yesterday's surprise endorsement......when Republican Chuck Hagel, a former U.S. senator,  announced he was supporting Democratic candidate, Bob Kerrey.

While Senator McCain says he respects Hagel's decision, Fischer brushed it off and has cited her record with working across party lines.   A practice she says she would bring to Washington.

"I co–sponsor bills with Democrats. I help Democrats get bills through my committee, Transportation and Telecommunications. My main comment on that is look at the record,"  Fischer said.

The latest numbers show the race for U.S. Senate is tightening. But several officials, including Senator John McCain, say there's still plenty of time for Deb Fischer to take the election.

McCain also noted Bob Kerrey's experience as a Vietnam war vet... Something both men have in common... He says despite the bond that forms between men who've served... His mind is clear on who he thinks is the right choice for senate.

"It's not a matter of friendship. It is matter of what we're going to do for America and what path we're going to be on," McCain said.

After endorsing Fischer, Senator McCain was off to Ohio to campaign for Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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