Nebraska 2nd District Representative Lee Terry submitted his 4Q FEC report, and currently has Cash On Hand of over a half million dollars.
The $543,185 is the most COH Terry has ever had at the end of an off-year. The election of Scott Brown in Massachusetts, and the DCCC’s apparent interest in NE-2 would seem to have been a boon for Terry’s fund raising.
The Terry campaign reports that they have raised $793,598 during this election cycle with $281,524 coming during the last quarter of 2009.
The FEC reports are due by January 31st, though no word yet from Democrat Tom White’s campaign.
However, White is bringing in the big guns from Washington on Friday for his campaign. Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, Chairman of the DCCC, will be in Nebraska for a White fund raiser.
And if Tom White and Chris Van Hollen in the same room together doesn’t get you all hot and bothered, well then brother, you just don’t have a pulse.
In related news, White also says he’s not afraid to take on the Mayor of Omaha. Yeah. You got that right baby. Bring it on!
(No word yet as to whether White will try shoving Van Hollen to see if he’s “a man”.)
The Terry campaign has been distributing the attached flyer touting Terry’s experience.
They point out that:
- In a survey of House member, Terry was listed by his Democrat and Republican colleagues as one of the most bipartisan Members.
- The National Journal listed him as one of the leading experts in the House on telecommunications technology.
- Terry’s successful record of legislation on energy issues.
They also note Terry’s opposition to the current House Health Care Re-form bill (which Tom White said he would support), as well as the omnibus spending bills passed by the Democrat Congress.
From the flyer you can get an idea of where the Terry campaign will be firing as we enter the campaign season.
After the Van Hollen visit, we will likely get an idea of how the DCCC wants White to try to hit Terry.
We will also see if White plans to play the “support the President” card, which had been the original game plan. Since the tide has turned on Obama and the Democrat Congress, it will be interesting to see how much focus either is given.
Happy campaign season everyone!