Before we give you the Leavenworth Street Odds for the 2nd Congressional District race, here’s a little Separated at Birth for you on the candidates (this one wasn’t easy):
Lee Terry and Dan Aykroyd
Jim Esch and Josh Charles
Lee Terry (R) and Jim Esch (D)
Odds on Winning the 2nd District House race:
Lee Terry – 1:500
Jim Esch – 1000:1
Over/Under for Terry — 63%
Odds Terry breaks 70% — 50:1
Lee Terry continues to the right things for the 2nd District and thus for re-election. One indication of his strength is that he drew nominal opposition this time around (again!). He’s right on all the issues and has done a good job in promoting Omaha area businesses every chance he gets. He has run a professional campaign and made no gaffes, or given voters a reason to kick him out.
While Jim Esch may be serious about his desire for elected office, he has done little to show he grasps what goes into a big-time campaign. His reliance on web-sites and paid-for placards around town fail to send a message other than that he is hip with the kids and can set you up with a great graphic artist. While he may want to run for another office some day, his poor allocation of resources (not to mention wearing a t-shirt in his TV ads) may also give future donors pause before tossing their money away.
Banking on Terry here would not be a gamble.
Friday – 3rd District Odds!
Weekend – Senate Odds!
As we’ve stated before, these Odds are not to be used for actual gambling. They can however, be used for pretend gambling, using chocolate coins and candy cigarettes. But just be sure you don’t pull out those candy cigarettes at a restaurant in Omaha. You don’t want tolight up the phones at the 911 center.