Five New Female Senators – One Republican Deb Fischer Nebraska: Lugar Endorses Fischer’s Dem Opponent

Currently, we have seventeen women in the U.S. Senate. Republicans Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX) and Olympia Snow (Maine) are retiring at the end of this session. With the addition of five new female Senators elected on November 6th, the U.S. Senate will be home to twenty Gentle Women. Of the five newly elected, only one is a Republican, Deb Fischer of Nebraska who is taking the seat Nebraskans have allowed Ben Nelson (D) to fill since January 2001. Sixteen of the 113th Congress’ female Senators will be Democrats and four Republicans.

Deb Fischer – Senator Elect Nebraska

Interestingly, Sarah Palin endorsed Deb Fischer, and defeated Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana endorsed Fischer’s Democrat opponent, former Nebraska U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey. Way to go Dick. Typical.

Republicans in the Senate Chamber after election day will be Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Susan Collins (Maine), Kelly Ayotte (NH), and Deb Fischer. I am aware that Barbara Boxer is no ‘Gentle Woman,’ nor Claire McCaskill. No need to email, but comments will be fun.

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  • http://nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com/ neenergyobserver

    No snide remarks from me. Deb, uh, Senator Elect Fischer, ran a good campaign both in the primary and the general, far better than the three men who opposed her, deserved to win, and this Nebraskan was very pleased indeed to vote for her twice.

    • http://maggiesnotebook.com Maggie

      neenergyobserver, no snide remarks from me about voting for her twice (cuz I know you didn’t:-) Glad to hear from a Nebraskan that she is a good choice. Knew she had to be when Lugar endorsed Kerrey.