Any excitement in the big races last night ended early.
So, while we were watching the returns dribble in, here are a few things we learned:
- When Democrats are given the choice between the Democrat they know and the Republican they don’t, they’ll usually go for the Democrat.
- Mike Johanns has already defined Scott Kleeb (anti-tax cuts, pro-choice, pro- gay unions).
- Kleeb’s campaign apparently had pre-election day internal polling that they chose not to release. (According to Owen Lei of KETV.)
- Jim Esch is hoping to raise $300,000 of dirty, filthy, corrupting PAC money for the general. (KMTV video.)
- Richard Carter plans on running for office again.
- Tony Raimondo does not.
- Hillary has gotten screwed by the caucus system. Her Nebraska delegates are based on the 12,000 people (32%) who sided with her in the caucus. But she had 43,000 people (47%) actually fill in the oval for her yesterday. If that happened in Peru, Jimmy Carter would have a conniption fit.
- Kleeb believes that “Washington can’t change Nebraska, but Nebraska can sure change Washington.” Just in case you were thinking he might give a clearer message for the general.
- Jim Esch’s endorsement doesn’t have the weight it carried back in high school. (And neither does the Omaha World Herald’s…)
- The Kleeb folks may hold a grudge against Esch…
Anything else interesting?