Scores of current and former Republican state senators announced Monday that they stand behind one of their own: State Sen. Deb Fischer.
Seventy state lawmakers in all — current and former — have endorsed Fischer and her quest for the U.S. Senate. More than a dozen made it to the State Capitol for the formal announcement, including Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood.
Almost all appeared to be Republicans.
Fischer has served in the Nebraska Legislature for eight years. She is running against Democrat Bob Kerrey for the U.S. Senate.
Current lawmakers who back Fischer include State Sens. Scott Lautenbaugh, Beau McCoy, Pete Pirsch and Rich Pahls. Former lawmakers who back Fischer include State Sens. Kermit Brashear, Chris Abboud, Mike Friend and Carol McBride Pirsch.