05/16/2012 09:27 am ET

Sarah Palin Congratulates Deb Fischer On Upset Win

Sarah Palin is celebrating the upset win of Tea Party candidate Deb Fischer, who nabbed the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska Tuesday night.

Palin wrote in a Facebook post:

As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land, upon every hand, are looking at you. Fight on for victory!”

Fischer, a Nebraska state senator, made national headlines last week when Palin endorsed her and asked SarahPAC, her political action committee, to give the campaign financial backing. Meanwhile, other conservative heavyweights endorsed Fischer's GOP rivals. Rick Santorum threw his support behind Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and state Treasurer Don Stenberg picked up an endorsement from Rand Paul.

Palin and her husband, Todd, recorded robocalls for Fischer this week, painting her as the true conservative in the race and playing up her anti-abortion views. Herman Cain also endorsed Fischer the day before the primary election.

In November, Fischer will face off against former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey to fill the seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, who isn't seeking a third term.