The Deb Fischer camp may lack money for television advertisements, but they appear to have money to spend on polling.
Fischer released another poll this morning that showed her surging ahead of State Treasurer Don Stenberg and within striking distance of Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Both Stenberg and Bruning quickly dismissed the poll.
Dan Parsons, a spokesman for Stenberg, said the race is tightening, but Fischer isn't in the top two. “All indications to us is we're (Stenberg) closing in on Bruning,” said Parsons.
The poll was taken by the Singularis Group last night. It included a sample of 400 likely voters and had a margin of error of nearly 5 percentage points, according to Aaron Trost, Fischer's campaign manager.
Here is the breakdown of the Fischer poll:
Bruning, 30 percent.
Fischer, 25.6 percent.
Stenberg, 18 percent.
Pat Flynn, 1.3 percent.
Undecideds: 24 percent.
Fischer has been an underdog for much of the race. She has been considerably outraised by her competitors, notably Bruning.
Overall, she had spent about $106,000 on television advertisements, primarily in the Omaha and Lincoln markets. By comparison, Bruning was closing in on the $1 million mark. Stenberg hasn't spent much more than Fischer, but a group that is spending on his behalf — the Senate Conservatives Fund — has put up more than $700,000 on Stenberg's behalf.
So if Fischer is surging, she's doing it without money or television ads.
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Ewing DOES have a sense of humor
John Ewing, the Douglas County Treasurer who is running for Congress, is going all the way back to high school to launch a dig at Republican Lee Terry.
Ewing is running for the Democratic congressional nomination in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District. His key opponent is State Sen. Gwen Howard.
The winner of next Tuesday's primary will face the Republican, and Ewing obviously thinks that will be Terry, who is running for re-election.
On his website, Ewing gives 10 reasons to back him in the ballot box.
Check out Number Six: “Lee Terry and I went to Northwest High School together. I played on the football team. Lee Terry was the waterboy. I have pictures. Just kidding! But he really was the waterboy.”