In yesterday’s press conference, U.S. Senate candidate Jon Bruning pointed out that the Finance Chairman for his campaign is chairman and CEO of MidAmerican Energy, David Sokol of Omaha. (Leavenworth Street pointed out Sokol’s position in this April 26th post.)
But curious that back on March 29, 2007, David L. Sokol sent the following note to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (and forwarded to us by the Hagel camp) (click the image below to enlarge):
Dear Senator Hagel,
As you are aware I have been, and I continue to be a supporter. If you decide to run again for another term as Senator, I & Peggy will most certainly be a contributor.
I understand your decision to hold off on making this announcement as to Senator or to jump into the Presidential race and I wish you well in your deliberations.
So, what to make of this? Well, it should be noted that this note came AFTER Hagel voted to set a date certain for troop pullout out of Iraq, and AFTER Hagel used the “I” word in Esquire Magazine and on George Stephanopoulos – things that Jon Bruning has said turned him from a “Hagel Guy” to a…“Bruning Guy”.
Now there’s nothing that says Sokol has to move in lock-step with Jon Bruning, but it’s curious nonetheless that Sokol took pretty much the same position as Bob Kerrey – we’ll wait for you Chuck.
So, we suppose the question is, Will David Sokol still be a contributor to a Chuck Hagel for Senate campaign?
And the countdown clock (up above to your right) continues to tick…tick…tick…