Carter’s announcement came at Saturday morning’s Nebraska GOP Convention in LaVista. Carter said:
I’m here today to tell you that this is one Democrat who is voting for Lee Terry.
I know both candidates for Congress very well. But only one candidate is advocating and proposing for the kinds of change that Nebraska families need, and that candidate is Lee Terry.
On economic issues, the difference between the two candidates could not be greater. Congressman Terry wants to cut taxes and reduce spending. His opponent wants to raise taxes and spend more.
Nebraska families cannot afford Jim Esch.
When Carter first decided to run, we noted that his economic positions were certainly more Republican-centric than Dem. And while he hit Terry on Iraq issues, his positions still seemed closer to a McCain than an Obama.
We wondered aloud here on Leavenworth Street why Carter didn’t endorse Scott Kleeb while Jim Esch was endorsing Tony Raimondo. While to our knowledge Carter hasn’t come out for Mike Johanns (yet), it’s clear now that Carter may have realized where he could find the most common ground with his views.
While many Democrats have openly regretted not choosing Carter as their Congressional candidate, many Republicans may see him as a Republican choice in future races.