Pat Flynn 7%
Deb Fischer 6%
We would note that while Flynn declared his intentions to run sometime back in the Carter administration, state Senator Fischer has not entered the race. Frankly it is a little curious that they even added her in this automated polling, but nonetheless.
PPP does make an interesting point that both Bruning and Stenberg have about equal name ID in the state, so it is not as if Bruning’s recognition has gotten him there. While PPP’s other announcement on this race has both Bruning and Stenberg beating Ben Nelson, right now Nebraska Republicans seem ready to move past Stenberg.
Of course, this poll is predicated on Nelson still running, and no one else getting in the race. We still have an inkling that if Nelson drops out, the GOP roster will expand. And it’s early.
But right now Bruning is hitting all the right beats and is clearly in the lead going into…March.
Yeah it’s a long ways off. Something else to talk about, have you?
Did you catch New Yorker Bob Kerrey on Joe Jordan’s blog yesterday?
After Kerrey said his gut told him that Ben Nelson would run for re-election in 2012 (no word on what it was that Kerrey ate that day), Kerrey came forward with this gem:
“The Cornhusker Kickback? It looked like a touchdown to me.”
Other political touchdowns in Bob Kerrey’s mind:
I like the President’s denial that he knew anything about the break-in.
Mike Dukakis looks Presidential in that tank!
No new taxes pledge? Reelection city!
Just deny that you ever had sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky.
Ah Cosmic Bob, you never disappoint.
Congrats to former Adrian Smith communications director Chuck Isom moving to Rep. Lee Terry’s Omaha office to run Terry’s press shop.
Isom has done a solid job for Smith and will no doubt keep it up with Terry.
And we welcome new Smith pressman Nate Hodson. Rock on.