Sid Dinsdale, President of Pinnacle Bank, is seriously considering a run.
This story is likely to be breaking other places soon.
More to come…
The Dinsdale story is up on OWH right now, and you can get additional info there.
We got the 60 year old Dinsdale’s name yesterday, but were sworn to secrecy — thus our cryptic post.
You can see how fast those secrets stick (but it didn’t come from us!).
We will note that Dinsdale is likely to put some of his own cash up, if he chooses to run. Some have speculated that Dinsdale will need to put up around $2 million to get his campaign going and to get his name ID up to a level to challenge Bruning’s and Stenberg’s name ID. The spend for the race will likely be around $4 million, so Dinsdale will need to be fundraising hard as well.
While Ben Nelson’s decision may not affect Dinsdale’s plans, there would be one person’s decision who would: Dave Heineman’s.
We probably have at least another 45 days to really see things shake out. And then they may even shake more after that.