Esch did not meet with any American troops or with anyone at the U.S. Embassy. He said there were guards posted at his hotel.
Esch paid for the trip with personal funds, which one assumes, would include the $15,000 he made in 2007 and 2008.
Hazelrigg’s forte for the campaign will be fundraising. He lead the fundraising for the SAC Museum in Ashland and continues in that vein today.
While that’s maybe half the battle, the other half will be developing his name ID. Outside the Westside School District, that is probably nil.
Out in the Third District, Rep. Adrian Smith got a little attention while taking part in the “Shadow Session” in the House. The gang at MoveOn.org decided to get all fired up and SEND A PETITION to Adrian! That’ll show him.
Of course, the petition, linked here, is interesting in itself. First off, there are no last names on it. So, you know it’s “Bob Z. for Sidney” and “Mary Y. from Grand Island”.
Oh, and when you read on you will find “Bobbi V. from Tel Aviv, NE” — apparently there are new Israeli settlements going up in the third.
And of course, there is “Stanley M. from Lyon France, NE”. It’s nice to know that our French fried friends have finally established an embassy in the Third.