Republican Sen. Deb Fischer held off a challenge from Democrat Jane Raybould on Tuesday to win a second term.
Fischer went into Election Day as the favorite to win in heavily-Republican Nebraska, with her campaign raising $6.3 million — more than three times Raybould’s total of $2 million.
Fischer credited her election team and boots-on-the-ground campaigning for her win in a tough election year.
Fischer suggested in her victory speech Tuesday night that Nebraska voters were turned off by aggressive ads for her opponent.
“It shouldn’t be about personal attacks,” Fischer said. “It should be about your record.”
Fischer was first elected in 2012 after a surprise win in Nebraska’s Republican primary over two better-known candidates. She defeated Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former governor and U.S. senator, in the general election.