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Ukraine gamble pays off: Republicans face little backlash in primaries

Three weeks before their GOP primary, Sens. Deb Fischer and Peter Ricketts took a politically risky move.

The Nebraska Republicans had reversed their opposition to a massive national security package and voted to approve the funding even though it included $61 billion for shoring up Ukraine’s defenses.

For months, aid to Ukraine remained on pause as so many Republicans feared that it was a red line for conservative voters who had heard nothing but criticism from ex-president Donald Trump and far-right personalities such as Tucker Carlson.

This post appeared first on The Washington Post

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