Daub is holding a fund raiser in Washington, D.C. on February 26th, and Senator Johanns is listed as a “special guest” at the event. That doesn’t mean he’ll be going door to door for Hal, but it’s a pretty good indication of who he supports.
The other day KMTV’s Joe Jordan was trying to make a case for another Democrat to jump into the Omaha Mayor’s race.
His theory was that if another Dem jumped in, that would in essence make it a partisan primary between Republicans Daub and Vokal, and Suttle and the other Dem.
He went on to say, “With Vokal’s ability to pick off Democrats likely to drop, one could easily argue that Daub, who has a load of markers among Omaha Republicans, beats Vokal.“
Hmm. Except that if we’re talking about the general, then that doesn’t make any sense.
If we’re talking about the primary — well, Vokal’s poll (which Jordan was referencing) already shows Daub beating Vokal in the primary.
It could, in theory, mean Vokal gets fewer Dem votes and then loses to Suttle. But that doesn’t make any sense by those numbers.
Anyway, as near as we can tell, Jordan’s main point was to bring in another Democrat.
Our sources tell us that the other Dem who is attempting to dial for dollars is attorney and OPPD board member John Green.
But our guess is that it is probably too late for Green to make a realistic run. Anything’s possible, we suppose, but we just don’t see it happening.
Today is the deadline for incumbent City Council candidates to file for office.
Frank Brown, Garry Gernandt, Franklin Thompson and Chuck Sigerson have all filed.
Jim Suttle, Jim Vokal and Dan Welch are not running for re-election.
The deadline for non-incumbents to file is March 2nd. We’ll try to have some sort of update on the bazillion Omahans who want to be on the City Council at that time.