As we noted late yesterday, we have heard, from several sources, that Democrat State Senator Steve Lathrop is planning to enter the U.S. Senate race. If it helps all of you, this has also come from several other state Senators (who will remain nameless). No idea when he will announce. And for all we know, he could pull a Sid Dinsdale, and back out early.
But that is our intel, and we area sharing it with you. And what else can we share? Well, how about Senator Lathrop walking out of Ben Nelson’s Omaha office yesterday? (Labeled — and updated — for your clarity.)
We received this from our NEGOP sources via intern Raven Shirley, who was on the scene. Well, sort of on the scene. Near the scene. Possibly on a grassy knoll nearby with a Super 8 camera.
(And we aren’t going to post the video, but, swear to Gaia, a semi passes in front of the scene, then Lathrop POOF! disappears like Jason Bourne in East Berlin. He must have done a shoulder roll into the trunk of a nearby Prius, because he is nowhere to be seen after the truck passes. It’s very exciting.)
Anywho, that is just sort of extra fluff on the Lathrop news. The fact that he was at Nelson’s office is really neither here nor there regarding his intentions. But, doesn’t hurt.
In any case, if Lathrop does indeed decide to run, at least he will put up a well meaning fight. You could absolutely make an argument that he could beat a few of the Republicans, and one would think he could have a shot at securing some of the Omaha vote, in any case. He would certainly make Republicans put on their A game. And that’s a good thing.
And then Glenn Freeman announced his intentions to run a positive race against Lee Terry in the GOP primary yesterday saying, “I am not going to base my campaign on the incumbent’s short comings, to do so I would not have the time to acquaint you with my positive qualifications.”
He then proceeded to call Congressman Lee Terry a liar and joke.
But otherwise, hey, classy campaign you’re running there Glenn.
ICYMI, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint’s PAC dropped another $210,000 into Nebraska TV on behalf of Don Stenberg. They will continue running Stenberg’s “Courage” spot that we featured last week.
Man, does DeMint want Stenberg to be the GOP nominee…