2012 Senate Debate


Thanks to All Who Participated and Attended

U.S. Senate Debate

Couldn't make it to Kearney, or just want to listen to something that was said again.  Here's the video of the livestream from that morning.  The debate itself starts at about 6 minutes in.

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Audio of the debate can be accessed here.

And here's a higher quality video:

The Candidates


[Jon Bruning has declined to particpate]



Deb Fischer

Deb Fischer attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with a B.S. in Education. She was elected to the Valentine Rural High School Board of Education, became President of the Nebraska Association of School Boards and served as a commissioner on the Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education. In 2004, Deb was elected to the Nebraska Unicameral to represent the 43rd Legislative District. She currently serves as Chair of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee and is a member of the Revenue Committee and the Executive Board.



Pat Flynn

Pat grew up on a farm; worked in, and managed, hog confinements for 8 years while in high school and college. At age 23 he started his own insurance and investment business by knocking on doors day-in-and-day-out for 11 years; he is an Investment Advisor Representative. At age 35 he helped start a volunteer, high school youth ministry program in his hometown working 20-30 hours per week. This group became the #1 youth group in the state with 100 teens voluntarily attending out of 350 students in the public high school; with 25 helpers. For the last five years Pat has been an Advisory Board member of the University of Nebraska’s Newman Center.



Don Stenberg

After graduating from law school and business school, Don practiced law until, in 1979, he was named as Legal Counsel to the Governor of Nebraska. Don also served as Director of the Policy Research Office, Assistant to the Governor and Director of the Department of Administrative Services of the State of Nebraska. Don served as Nebraska's Attorney General from 1991 to 2003. He was elected Nebraska State Treasurer in 2010.



Spencer Zimmerman

After graduating from high school in 1998, Spencer enlisted in the Air Force for four years and was stationed at Offutt. On duty during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Zimmerman received the Joint Service Achievement Medal for meritorious service. During his time in the military Zimmerman obtained a CDL driving semi for a mobile unit and graduated from the CCAF with a degree in Information Systems Technology. After an honorable discharge Spencer obtained a B.S. in Business Administration. He has worked as a tanker truck driver for an agricultural cooperative and as a chauffeur for a limousine service.


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