Senator Nelson confirmed that it was Leavenworth Street that guilted him into this:
Nelson said conservative talk-show hosts and bloggers were trying to use his neutral stance in the race against his fellow Democrat, and he decided he couldn’t let that stand.
Once again, thanks for reading Senator.
KMTV’s Joe Jordan is reporting that U.S. Senator E. Ben Nelson will endorse Omaha City Councilman Jim Suttle for Mayor at 9:30 Thursday morning.
Just yesterday, Leavenworth Street pointed out that Nelson had endorsed numberous other candidates, but his failure to endorse Suttle was…suspicious.
A loyal reader also pointed out that Nelson had attended a D.C. fundraiser for Suttle back in January where he said while he wouldn’t make a public endorsement, you knew how he really (wink wink ) felt.
So why the turn around from Nelson in a matter of forty-eight hours?
Well, we know that Nelson reads Leavenworth Street.
And we know that his Senate colleague, Mike Johanns endorsed Hal Daub.
And contrary to how he ran his 2006 campaign, Ben Nelson IS a Democrat.
So lump ’em all together and looks like Nelson will try to do for Suttle what he wouldn’t do for Jim Esch — that is, elect a local Democrat in Omaha.
Well, all we can say is, thanks for reading Senator. (We’ll be sure to renew your subscription.)