More on Deb Fischer and her surprise victory over two much more well known , financed and endorsed candidates in Nebraska from Hot Air.

“For the second time in as many weeks, an upstart candidate has shocked the establishment, only this time it comes as an even
greater surprise. While Jon Bruning and Don Sternberg took turns beating up each other in the Nebraska primary for US Senate, state senator Deb Fischer stole a march on both and won handily , taking a “vast majority” of Nebraska counties: ”

It would appear that Sarah Palin was way ahead of the curve on this one :

“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,” Palin said in a Facebook post early Wednesday. “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.”

And it also appears that Fischer has a very good shot at beating Bob Kerry in the general election . She certainly transitioned quickly from primary to general :

“We need somebody who’s different. Somebody who’s tough. Somebody who’s a Nebraskan,” said Fischer, 61, in a not-so-
veiled reference to Kerrey having lived the last dozen years in New York City. ”

Shades of Mr Lugar and his lack of a residence in the state he was supposed to be representing .