Johanns has made a number of statements regarding the Bush immigration plan, particularly regarding how it would affect migrant farm workers. It will be interesting to see if and how Johanns addresses this issue right out of the box. One would think/hope that Vicki Powell, who ran Osborne’s campaign and will(?) run Johanns campaign, will have prepped for this one.
Bruning is getting questioned about the stance he took recently regarding gas station owners in North Platte misleading consumers about their prices. (On gas pricing, did Bruning opinions follow publicity? – AP – 9/20/07 ) At the time Bruning said that the practices were illegally deceiving. However a few months before that, Bruning’s office put out an opinion that the practice was specifically “not illegal” and that the buyers should simply beware.
Bruning now says, that wasn’t HIS opinion. That was the opinion of (wait for it) Robbie the Intern!, and what matters is Bruning’s new opinion.
Robbie was last seen lying under a bus back behind the AG’s office, along with Jon’s son’s football coach…
Ben Nelson, no doubt still bitter about Chuck Hagel hammering him last year, has decided to put in his opinion on Mike Johann’s entrance, nice and early as well. Nelson has come out criticizing Johanns regarding the Farm Bill (saying Johanns is abandoning the bill). Yet, the House of Representatives has already addressed it and the Farm Bill sits right now, in Nelson’s own Senate Agriculture Committee!
On another note, Ben would also like to know when Johanns is going to mow Nelson’s lawn in Regency, since an unsightly yard reflects poorly on all Nebraskans.
Former Omaha City Councilman, (and former Republican) Cliff Herd is apparently going to make a run for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Lee Terry.
Herd is the “local businessman” we had referred to earlier and he should be able to self-finance a decent chunk of his campaign. No word yet on Democrat State Senator Tom White’s plans.