The League of Conservation Voters is calling around asking:
- Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of Jon Bruning?
- Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of Ben Nelson?
- If election were today who would you vote for Bruning or Nelson?
- Are you a Republican or a Democrat?
- Do you think the EPA does too much or should it do more?
Of course you should not be shocked to learn that the LCV is a liberal enviro group who last election endorsed Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer and a bunch of other Democrats.
Now why, oh why, would a Dem group be polling about Nelson in February over a year before an election? With no other questions to get the positions on your reasoning — you know, to help form an election strategy?
But KETV tells us that Nelson has hired longtime campaign manager Paul Johnson for a potential Senate campaign.
They note that Johnson worked for Bob Kerrey and Mike Fahey.
Of course they don’t note that he also worked for Tony Raimondo.
And just to comment on all things Nellie, Nelson said he isn’t going to the Democrat retreat because it is just too darn partisan and he wants to go to the Nebraska Breakfast.
Nelson says he doesn’t “find partisan talking points helpful for me”.
Is that it? Or is it that he is trying to run as a Republican, despite the fact that,
“progressives here are very happy with him,” and that “he really does vote the right way on the big bills like health care, food safety, and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
So you, know, vote one way, and talk at Republican voters another.
Nebraska voters will continue to eat that up, right?
And this from the Nebraska GOP:
The Nebraska Republican Party has officially filed a formal complaint with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission against Bold Nebraska editor Jane Kleeb and the Vote Kleeb Committee for violations of campaign finance laws that occurred during her 2010 campaign for Hastings School Board.
“It is clear that Jane Kleeb knowingly and willingly violated basic campaign disclosure laws during her race for Hastings School Board,” said Mark Fahleson, Chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party. “Throughout her campaign, she demonstrated a flagrant disregard for laws that seek to hold candidates accountable, and Mrs. Kleeb must be held responsible for her violations.”
The complaint filed Tuesday alleges that Mrs. Kleeb and her candidate committee repeatedly failed to file necessary paperwork, failed to report major expenditures on the dates they occurred, if at all, and failed to report major out-of-state contributions late in the campaign, all violations of the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act.
Of course, if Mrs. Kleeb did everything above board and according to the law, she has nothing to worry about, right? Sure…