Were you listening to Omaha’s KGOR around 6:30 this morning? Well, a loyal Leavenworth Street reader was, and pointed us to the Crossroads GPS ad that splashed across every politico site today (including, well, Politico).
The SuperPAC, which was previously doing battle with the forces of Ben Nelson, is now taking on the prospect of Bob Kerrey in Nebraska with a $30K radio buy. Hear it here:
Lest some sentimental Cosmic Bob feelings float over Nebraskans, the GOP side is reminding the public of Kerrey’s liberal New York ways, in HIS own words.
And then the Nebraska GOP today rolled out a few more of Kerrey’s Greatest Hits:
his support of keeping partial-birth abortion nice and legal and furthering his support of government funding of abortion.
The rule in politics is define your opponent early. In this case, Kerrey has clearly defined himself. It’s just a little reminder to Nebraskans who he really is.
And speaking of Kerrey’s own words, today is his first announced deadline for “deciding” whether or not he will run for Senate. So anyone who Kerrey “asks” whether or not he should run, please keep in mind that he has already decided.
Unless he is already backtracking on that statement.
Congressman Lee Terry is kicking his campaign into gear. This flyer will be flown out to 2nd Districts voters in coming days:
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In addition to this, the campaign notes that, Americans for Prosperity released their congressional scorecard for 2011– based on budget, appropriations and tax votes.
Terry received an “A”.
Terry also got a 92% rating from the American Conservative Union.
Interesting considering that Terry’s primary opponents want to claim that he is not conservative enough. Maybe next they can complain that his hair is too thin..
The campaign also notes that they have retained Omaha-based Meridian Central Public Affairs to do their direct mail, microtargeting and television and radio advertising for the 2012 campaign. Meridian’s Sam Fischer has years of experience in Republican campaigns across Nebraska and across the country, and wil be an asset to their campaign. (Fischer’s support of the Oakland Raiders and Gwar, notwithstanding.)
Lest we forget about “Greater” Nebraska (with so much of our focus on…Lesser Nebraska?), note that 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith has filed for re-election.
Smith continues on the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
And for the fun of it, after we suggested Joe Klein’s The Running Mate yesterday, we will suggest a book here and there to put on that new Kindle or iPad you got for Christmas.
One that we enjoyed from this past summer was Andrew Breitbart’s Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World. Web media “mogul” Breitbart tells his personal story of going from liberal wanderer to web entrepreneur — and his development of the Huffington Post — to his transformation into a conservative voice in Hollywood’s liberal wasteland.
Breitbart is an intelligent guy who has his two fingertips on the pulse of the political media. We have been trudging through some other political tomes, but this one was an easy read, an interesting read and a fun read.
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