Good numbers for Terry. Good enough? Well, consider this:
In 2010, Democrat Tom White — the guy who was going to be The One to take down Terry — had raised $383K at this (comparable) point. Right now, Terry’s two Democrat challengers, John Ewing and Gwen Howard — BOTH of them, combined — have raised $145K ($107K for Ewing and $37K for Howard — $44K and $34K COH respectively).
And on the GOP side of things, Terry’s in-party challengers who filed reports have raised all of $66K, with $22K COH.
For the harsh treatment Terry gets from his opponents, the campaign contributors do not seem to agree with them.
Terry will be officially kicking off his campaign at the German-American Club in Omaha on February 19th at 1pm.
Also it should be noted that pretty much every national Keystone XL pipeline story you see these days mentions Terry.
Interesting now is the idea to wrest control of decision making process from the State Department and put it into the hands of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. You may remember that the oil-haters wanted to take control away from Hillary and the President back when they didn’t see things going their way.
Well now, Terry points to the Congressional Research Service’s recommendation that Congress should have authority over the pipeline and that the FERC idea may be the way to go. (Though why CRS is considered the authority, we frankly don’t know.) In any case, that approach may be gathering steam in the House and we will watch to see what happens in the Senate.
In the mean time hide the burying beetles!
Jon Bruning’s camp reported that he was endorsed by the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police. He had been previously endorsed by 78 Nebraska Police Chiefs and County Sheriffs.
Which is fine and all that, but we would just note that Bruning has a real dearth of endorsements from South Carolina law enforcement officials. We will watch those developments.
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