First a little Friday Separated at Birth for you, but with a twist.
We are going to do a little math on this one.
Well, most of the name looks familiar anyway, right?
The sum of the parts above is the 28 year old grandson of Gorat’s most loyal customer and the richest man in America.
He was born in Omaha, went to grade school in Omaha, then went to high school and college in Illinois. He then went on to work on various agriculture projects before hooking up with the Obama campaign and administration.
He moved to Omaha last fall to…
Well, no one has announced against Congressman Lee Terry, yet.
(Joe Jordan’s hints about Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing, notwithstanding.)
Fund raising wouldn’t likely be an issue.
Nothing much else to tie him down to give him a trip BACK to Washington.
He’s a “legacy” — his great grandfather, Howard (a Republican) held the seat back in the 1940’s and 50’s.
And that move “back” to Omaha.
Oh, and a gigantic expose on him by the OWH last fall.
We will keep our eyes peeled…
The Congressional redistricting looks to be a done deal.
The GOP is happy to have the western half of Sarpy, where there are more likely hardcore voters (we haven’t looked at the trends, but that’s our guess). And western Sarpy has the most growth potential in the future as well.
Douglas didn’t get chopped up at all, which would have freaked out many.
And NE-1 and NE-3 may need a bit of tweaking, but in general they’re doable.
Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Jon Bruning has a new campaign manager.
Trent Fellers takes over for the interim head Andrew Northwall.
Fellers was Chief of Staff for State Treasurer Shane Osborn. He did field work on Osborn’s campaigns and has worked on local races in the past.
Good luck on a big job.