In a vote that could spell full employment for political consultants and media buyers and sellers across Omaha, City Councilman Franklin Thompson is reported to be voting FOR the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender non-discrimination ordinance before the City Council.
Those opposing the ordinance have vowed to collect the required signatures to put the ordinance to a vote before Omahans in 2013. We understand that former Hal Daub aide Brinker Harding could also be an early declared opponent to Thompson in his West Omaha district.
We will update with further info and as necessary.
And as we noted earlier, Bob Kerrey made a $107,000 ad buy in Nebraska for this week. See his spots here…
In both the “Step Up” and “Welcome Home” spots, Kerrey finally admits that he has spent the last eleven years away from Nebraska.
…as a New York City liberal, who thought about running for Mayor there, and is looking forward to pushing through more and more ObamaCare.
Well…the rest is implied anyway.
And as a commenter notes, if Kerrey is “home” in Nebraska, where does he go when he wants to see his wife and young son? And where do THEY live?
**UPDATE at 3:30pm**
Thompson says that if the “gender identity” language stays in, he will NOT vote Yes…
**UPDATE at 3:40 pm**
Thompson proved us wrong and voted NO.
But, the ordinance passes anyway with Gernandt flipping.
Which, if we were gambling, tells us that Thompson realized they didn’t need his vote, and went safe. But he did note, as we did, the uncertainty contained in the ordinance language. Will be interesting to see how he plays it down the road.
Ah City politics…