Jim Esch filed his FEC report — on time!
Nice work Jim.
Esch has taken in nearly $80,000 this quarter for his challenge against Richard Carter for the Dem nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat .
But lets take a look at who contributed.
We see that over $36,000 — nearly 45% came from someone with the surname “Esch”– all the primary max of $2,300.
(The list is not unlike the Who’s of Whoville…)
David E. Esch
Dennis L. Esch
Holly Esch (Jim’s little sister, listed as a student)
John Esch (he actually shorted Jim $50 of the max — he’s off the Christmas card list!)
Kathy H. Esch
Kelly Christina Esch
Paul T. Esch
Scott Patrick Esch
Whew! That’s a lot of Esches! If there was a Cindy-Loo-Who-Esch, we’re sure that she would have kicked in her twenty-three hundred bucks as well. Oh, and 12 of those 16 max Esch donations came on April 22nd. Hmm…
So it’s nice that Jim has his own family Esch-PAC. And we’re sure they’re getting ready to pony up another $2,300 each for the general.
That’ll teach Richard Carter and his drug tests to challenge the Family.
As many of you know, Lee Terry has been running radio issue ads for some time — the “Lee Terry Minute”. All of these have now been put up on Terry’s campaign website.
Here’s the latest for you to listen to (we’ve turned it into a YouTube video, because audio’s kind of a hassle):
An interesting angle on this. He’s taken to spelling out the politics of the Democrat bill which has bipartisan support. We like the fact that it’s something different, campaign ad-wise.
And if you want to get some down and dirty video from the Senate race, look no further than Nebraska Public Television’s interviews with each Senate candidate.
They’ve broken it down by each candidate, on each issue — Iraq, abortion, the economy, etc. You can watch the 30 second individual clip to see what Pat Flynn, Mike Johanns, Scott Kleeb and Tony Raimondo have to say.
Be sure to check out the rambling answer that Kleeb gives (again) on abortion. You can then see where the off-camera interviewer tries to nail down Kleeb to get him to admit that he is pro-choice, and Kleeb gets a little testy. Heaven forbid he answer the question…