Republicans want to win back a majority in the Senate in November, and one of their best chances of flipping a Democratic seat is now in the hands of a woman who wasn't backed by either establishment Republicans or Tea Party people. After polling way behind for months, Nebraska State Senator Deb Fischer beat establishment pick Jon Bruning, the State Attorney General, and Don Stenberg, the State Treasurer who was backed by Tea Party Senator Jim DeMint and the Club for Growth. Fischer is a "little-known lawmaker," Politico's David Cantanese reports, and she'll be competing against the very well-known Democrat Bob Kerrey, a popular former senator and governor. In the past, little-known Senate candidates -- like Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell -- have proved delightfully entertaining, so will Fischer provide the same fun? Probably not. Here's what you need to know about her.
Name: Deb Fischer
Job: State Senator from Valentine, Nebraska, representing one of the biggest and most rural districts in the state.
Regular job: Rancher.
Nicknames: The Queen; The General.
Known for: Policy-wise, for being very pro-life. Personality-wise, for being aggressive. In March of last year, the Omaha World-Herald said she was "one of the most influential senators" in the state legislature, even though she's only been in office since 2005. She caught her colleagues' attention as a freshman, when she broke the rules of the traditional pecking order by challenging the ruling of the speaker. Even a Democratic legislator called her "one of t he most talented and effective senators" in the state capitol. She didn't mind being known as a baller, the newspaper reported: "Fischer said her reputation as being ruthless is overblown, 'but it helps.'"