Jon Bruning has another new ad up. See it here:
The ad is on Bruning fighting President Obama’s health care law. Here is the text:
Jon Bruning: “Why am I leading the fight to stop President Obama’s health care law?”
“Just look at the unconstitutional power grab of a federal mandate that forces you to buy certain kinds of insurance.”
Announcer: “Jon Bruning fought the Obama Administration’s job-killing regulations and sued Obama 11 times.”
“He’s the conservative leading the fight against Obamacare.”
Jon Bruning: “I’m Jon Bruning.”
“I approved this message and I’m running for Senate to make sure Obamacare gets overturned – and common sense gets returned to Washington.”
Now, good ObamaCare spot, and all that.
But HERE is the funny thing. It looks very much like this spot was filmed at the same time as the “In Their Graves” spot, that got Bob Kerrey’s undies wedged waaaay up high, because Bruning didn’t put a “President” in front of Obama.
(Nevermind that Kerrey didn’t put a “President” in front of George Bush in one of his attack ads, even though he lied saying he had never done such a thing.)
Anywho, it is funny that Bruning clearly has a “President Obama” in one, and not in the other. This could have been a copy writing mix-up, or someone just speaking conversationally. In any case, Bob and his hatchet man Paul Johnson can feel free to grab some pliers and unbunch those badboys.
**UPDATE 11:25 am**
And in the ICYMI file, yes, we missed it…
The Lincoln Journal Star endorsed Jon Bruning in the GOP Senate Primary. Had no idea they would put up an endorsement three weeks out, but there ya go.
They are big on his open meeting law work and note,
He is smart, capable and has upheld conservative principles during terms as a state senator and as attorney general.
…we think Bruning’s record and talents make him the best-qualified to be the GOP standard-bearer in the U.S. Senate race.
We noted yesterday that the OWH’s review of Jon Bruning’s finances, in which they…
“reviewed hundreds of public documents related to his bank enterprises, mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit,”
“sought out private attorneys, finance professors and some of Bruning’s business associates to sort through the complexities of his holdings.”
…nonetheless showed no smoking gun on Bruning, which everyone has been waiting to find. Nothing.
So we are wondering if the OWH will review hundreds of Bob Kerrey’s financial documents and seek out attorney and finance professors on Kerrey’s investments and his JOBS.
Yes Kerrey is more than just a hands off owner of cheese-frenchie restaurants and health clubs. He has been on the boards of companies which have used questionable investment strategies on Kerrey’s watch. And he has been part of companies which have paid him large sums for work that is strange, at best. Then there is the question of how some of those companies have been donating to certain politicians.
Will this be investigated with the rigor that the OWH used on Bruning?
Well, we can wait and see, we suppose. (As long as it is OK with Warren and Susie.)
For those of you looking for a summary of last Friday’s debate between the Nebraska 2nd Congressional District GOP candidates, KVNO had a good synopsis, which you can read here.
The only real dust-up seemed to come between Lee Terry and Brett Lindstrom when discussing the Keystone XL Pipeline, on which Terry has taken the lead in the House of Representatives. Terry questioned Lindstrom’s support, particularly focusing on one of Lindstrom’s press releases, which looked like it was written by Jane Kleeb.
When the question of taxes came up, Glenn Freeman took the bold position that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is…unconstitutional. Yeah.
So we will see how this all hashes out, but loads of fun was had, and seeing Gary Kerr always makes us pine for the old days of Omaha TV news.
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