A follow-up on our Ben: Will he or won’t he post yesterday, the Democrat Senatorial Committee is dropping another hundred grand on TV ads for Ben Nelson — upping the total to $1.2 million they’ve dropped onto Nebraska TV for Nelson.
One could make a good argument that the DSCC is spending as much as they can afford on Nelson in Nebraska so as to guilt him into running, lest it all be cash down the drain. Of course the DSCC loves to make buys in Nebraska because they get so much bang for their buck — as opposed to a state with huge and expensive media markets like New Jersey or California.
But will cash be enough to convince Nelson to run, even if his polls tell him he is likely to lose?
And, for what it’s worth, the White Hosue is also getting into the game by inviting local reporters from select districts for one on one interviews — with the hope of influencing their local reps. KETV’s Rob McCartney admitted as much to CNN:
“That’s the first thing I thought about,” KETV anchor Rob McCartney told CNN. “I kid you not. When they said ‘hey do you want to go interview the president’ I said absolutely, and then I followed up with ‘is this to get Ben Nelson on board?'” he chuckled.
A channel 7 interview to get Ben to change his mind about the President’s “Jobs” plan in the Senate? We think Nelson has shown the President that he is just a little more expensive date than that. A McCartney Kickback just ain’t gonna cut it.
While we hate to continue giving this more press than it possibly deserves, we did chuckle at the morning edition Midlands headline in the OWH:
Occupy protesters don’t plan to pull up stakes
Occupy Omaha protesters say they will stand their ground against city officials and police rather than move from a parking lot at 24th and Farnam Streets.
And then the updated online version this morning:
Occupy Omaha protesters evicted
Omaha police early Thursday evicted Occupy Omaha protesters from a parking lot where they’d been staying near downtown.
All but two of the protesters complied after officers arrived around 4:30 a.m. The two were arrested for trespassing.
This sounds like back when we were in high school, and we took part in “Occupy that one dude’s house whose parents are out of town…Dude, someone called the cops!”
Oh well. Keg was kicked anyway.
And from the kids having fun on the Twitters…
Ya know, with all those Air-Macs floating around the legislature, you’d think that someone could have come up with a method of submitting bills electronically, instead of blowing $15,000 for a few people to drop some paper in the hopper. Is a slight amount of efficiency too much to ask?
And someone suggest we let readers know what will likely happen to politics in Nebraska when the likes of conservatives and union activists join up to oppose Governor Heineman and Jane Kleeb on all matters pipe:
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