No sooner do the denizens of Leavenworth Street sing the praises of Don Juan Stenberg, than ol’ Senator Earl B. Nelson goes and drowns out our chorus! Earl is hitting the airwaves and taking a deft shot at … Pete Ricketts!?
“I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth,” proclaims Senator Earl (DINO – Regency). (Nelson camp denies ad takes shots at Ricketts – OWH – 3/7/06).
What makes Earl’s defense of his Regency homestead interesting is that he makes it clear he is endorsing Ricketts for the GOP nomination. What else can we conclude other than Nelson’s peeps believe Ricketts is the most formidable competition? (Nelson also makes it clear that should any of his kids run for office, their opponents may claim they were born with their mouth full of the aforementioned spoon.)
Well, Earl B. has declared GAME ON against Petey.
Now Ricketts needs to convince the GOP electorate that he is the one who can beat Earl.