“In endorsing my candidacy, Senator DeMint joins a large and growing group of people, in Nebraska and across America, that know we need bold and dramatic change from politics as usual in Washington.”
“Nebraskans know we need a principled conservative Senator who will put politics and political ambition aside and work to solve the serious problems that challenge our nation and threaten to leave our children and grandchildren worse off than we are.”
“As Nebraska’s United State Senator, I will join those like Senator DeMint who are working to cut spending, rein in regulation, and repeal Obamacare so we can create jobs and stop this downward economic slide,” Stenberg said.
**FROM SENATE CONSERVATIVES FUND**
“I'm proud to announce the next Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) endorsement for Don Stenberg who is running for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska against Democrat incumbent U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, the author of the infamous Cornhusker Kickback.
We have thoroughly evaluated each of the candidates in this race and we've waited patiently to see which one would emerge as the true conservative standout. Over the past several months Don Stenberg has won the support of Tea Party and conservative groups in Nebraska, as well as endorsements from national grassroots leaders like FreedomWorks, RedState.com editor Erick Erickson, conservative radio talk show host Mark Levin, and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).
It's now clear that the conservative movement has lined up behind Don Stenberg, and for good reason.
Don Stenberg is a lifelong conservative with the principles, integrity, and courage needed to stand up to the big spenders in both political parties in Washington.
Don Stenberg supports all of the SCF policy goals. He backs a strong constitutional amendment to force Congress to balance the budget, robust domestic energy exploration, and the full repeal of ObamaCare. Stenberg opposes earmarks, corporate bailouts, and amnesty for illegal immigrants, and he is 100% pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-Second Amendment.
Don Stenberg is not only the strongest conservative in the race, but we also believe he's the most electable. Recent polling shows Stenberg holding a consistent lead over Nelson while the other Republican candidates are fading. This isn't surprising. Stenberg has served the people of Nebraska with distinction as their Attorney General (1991-2003) and now as their State Treasurer (2011-present)
The biggest challenge for Stenberg is fundraising. The one complaint I hear most about him from the DC political class is that he can't raise money. This, of course, should be expected. He's a grassroots candidate and doesn't have national fundraising connections like establishment candidates.
We're endorsing Don Stenberg today because we believe the SCF grassroots network can help solve this fundraising problem and eliminate this objection once and for all. It's also why we're launching a new "SCF Surge" campaign to raise $100,000 for Don Stenberg over the next seven days. Next Tuesday is the one-year anniversary of the day Senate conservatives banned earmarks so it's a fitting deadline for a fundraising campaign that will help defeat the author and defender of the Cornhusker Kickback.”
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Mr. Stenberg served as Nebraska Attorney General from 1990-2002 and was elected Nebraska State Treasurer in 2010. GOP U.S. Senate nominee in 2000 against Ben Nelson. Genuine, lifelong conservative. Supports 2nd Amendment, pro-life, balanced budget.