Congressional Quarterly has come out with a new analysis of all the races in the U.S. House of Representatives.
And here is their latest take on the Congressman Lee Terry vs. State Senator Tom White match up:
Nebraska’s 2nd District: Likely Republican (was Leans Republican)
Omaha-area Democrats hoped to continue the momentum they built in 2008, a year in which Obama narrowly carried this district and businessman Jim Esch held Terry to 52 percent, the low point in his six House victories.
The challenging party went all out with its successful recruitment of state Sen. Tom White, who had been thinking about running for governor, who is relatively well-funded for this year’s election.
But with the national Democratic Party faces fights to hold on to dozens of seats targeted by the Republicans, it’s hard to envision how they could go all out for this one.
Note that CQ changed the prospects on the race from “Lean Republican” up to “Likely Republican” (just one notch below “Safe Republican”).
Leaving Terry plenty of time to move up.
And Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson has also taken a step back from voicing any support for Tom White.
On Saturday at the Nebraska Democrats’ premier annual fundraiser, Nelson stated,
“If there is an anti-incumbency backlash, I don’t think it’s showing in any material way in state races.”
Note Nelson watching out for his own hide here, instead of backing up White and potentially citing Terry’s primary numbers.
With friends like Nelson…right Tom?
In his fight to get the Nebraska Democrat Party to change its rules and allow free-posting on their blog, Phelps Co. Democrat Chair (and frequent commenter on this blog) Brian Osborn has invoked Ronald Reagan.
In an open letter to Dem Chair, Vic Covalt, Osborn demands…
Mr. Covalt, Tear Down This Wall!
Democrats are notorious for their opinionated stances on any number of issues.
Democrats are famous for their tendency to argue, often vehemently, amongst themselves.
Democrats thrive in an atmosphere of freedom and they detest limitations to be set upon them.
That said, I urge you, Mr. Chairman, to restore the NDP Blog to the way it was before you clamped the ignoble chains of CENSORSHIP on it. I urge you to demonstrate to the State of Nebraska, and the world, that we Democrats in this state do not fear the unfettered exchange of opinions and ideas. I urge you to give the Democrats of our state their due.
The NDP Blog belongs to the Democrats of the State of Nebraska, not just to you, nor just to the NDP State Executive Committee, nor just to the NDP State Central Committee. It is OURS, Mr. Covalt and we want it back.
Mr. Covalt … TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!
Brian T. Osborn
Chair – Phelps County Democrats
Fight the good fight, BTO.