Don Stenberg has a new radio ad out, knocking Jon Bruning for farming out some of his AG cases.
Hear it here:
And Stenberg told Watchdog that Bruning should take down his ads on the subject.
And that’s fine. Except that it is our understanding that the matters in question were where the AG’s office had a conflict and could not take the cases anyway. (If someone feels that is not fully correct, feel free to note it in the comments.) And then there is some question about Mark Fahleson’s office taking the cases — except that 1) Fahleson’s office is experienced in that area of the law and 2) they got the cases BEFORE he was party chair.
But this all gets back to… is this going to flip the race to Don Stenberg? These are the issues that are going to make up 20 or 30 points? We are waiting for Don’s big move, and we do not think we have seen it yet.
Certain people were apparently miffed that we didn’t talk about the Fischer endorsement by ShePAC enough yesterday. So we will just repeat what we noted in the comments section. That is, the endorsement by this new SuperPAC will be a big deal IF it eventually comes along with some cash. Otherwise, did we think that ShePAC was originally going to endorse Spencer Zimmerman, but that Deb Fischer stole it away? Would ShePAC be involved in the Nebraska Senate race if Deb Fischer wasn’t in?
So RealClearPolitics followed up with it to say that this PAC, formed by former Sarah Palin supporters may/will be sending in some cash for Fischer closer to the primary date. We will be watching when that happens, and will update you accordingly.
A note on the “ohmygosh Bob Kerrey is so rich” article in the OWH today. The reporter asks Kerrey about the wealth he has accumulated, and Kerrey responds, “I’m a very fortunate man.”
Can we just get away from that, “I’ve been so fortunate” or “I’m really lucky” crap. Last time we checked, Kerrey had to go through rehab after his leg was blown off and didn’t win the Lotto afterwards. We are pretty sure he worked his ass off to build his businesses, then run for office and get the admin and corporate board gigs afterwards. But this isn’t to compliment Kerrey on his achievements. Because Kerrey has turned into one of these Liberal Guilt guys who then think because he made it, he should pass out tax-payers money to everyone else.
Mitt Romney is going through this right now. He didn’t have his wealth passed down to him. He made a boat-load of cash by busting his ass. It is unlikely he spent his day blogging (hey, wait a minute) or playing video games or whatever the 70’s and 80’s equivalent of that was.
Guys like the Kennedys, yeah, they were fortunate to have had a father who was a bootlegger. But many to most of those who have made money did so by working hard, and to give that “I’m fortunate” line diminishes the idea of hard work and does a disservice to the people you hope to represent.
And hey all you Kerrey Haters out there who bash on Kerrey for owning an apartment in New York City, and not owning a home in Nebraska! We have NEWS for you! Kerrey doesn’t even own an apartment in NYC!
He OWNS a home out on Long Island. So there.
Oh, and when you all were paying your taxes into Lincoln, Kerrey’s went to Albany. (That’s in upstate New York!)
Over in the NE-02 GOP primary, Congressman Lee Terry was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, who said, Terry’s reelection “will help produce sustained economic growth, help create new jobs, and get our country back on track.”
Terry was also endorsed by the National Rifle Association, whom you have probably heard of.
And on that endorsement front, Jon Bruning will also receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement. And Don Stenberg received a nod from Nebraskans United for Life. Stenberg, Bruning, Flynn and Fischer all received Nebraska Right to Life’s endorsement.
We are sure we are missing someone’s endorsement from somewhere. Feel free to fill in the blanks in the comments.