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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Senator-elect Deb Fischer

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      Ginni Thomas

      Virginia Thomas, 54, is a special correspondent for the Daily Caller producing videos of emerging leaders and educators in the public square. Her ear is to the ground outside the Washington Beltway as a social entrepreneur. Previously, she was the founder of LibertyCentral.org (nonprofit for citizen activists), and has worked at The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's Washington office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the senior levels of the legislative and executive branches of government. She has maintained her midwestern authenticity after 30 years in Washington, D.C. and enjoys motor homing and the Nebraska Cornhuskers with her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. Her degrees are: Business Communication & Political Science from Creighton University, and J.D. from Creighton Law School (Omaha, NE).

Deb Fischer comes to the U.S. Senate in January from her job as a Valentine, Nebraska rancher. She served in the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature for eight years.

Fischer defeated two more well-known Republicans in the state’s primary, and then went on to trample former Democratic Gov. Bob Kerry by 16 points on an Election Day when Democrats outperformed many in the GOP.

She won as a conservative Republican despite the messages Democrats tried to drive home about a so-called “war on women.”

Fischer talked with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about the “fiscal cliff,” what she learned from her campaign, her message for discouraged citizens, that “war on women” and more.

Click the links below to fast-forward to each question:

Why is politics important to you?

What did you learn from running against former Democratic Gov. Bob Kerrey?

Why is America at the “fiscal cliff”?

How do you plan to keep your Nebraska “compass” clear while in Washington’s disorienting environment?

Does the “lame duck” session bother you?

Since you won, how did the supposed “war on women” play out for you?

Do you have any message for constitutional conservatives and tea party types?

For more:

The Omaha World-Herald’s write-up of election results

Fischer’s campaign website

The Weekly Standard’s wrap-up about the Nebraska race

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