Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum today announced his endorsement of Jon Bruning in the Nebraska GOP Senate primary.
“Jon Bruning is a trusted conservative who is unapologetically pro-life, will fight to reduce the size of the federal government and will ensure that the government spends less and does not tax more. And there is no question that Jon is the strongest conservative candidate to defeat Bob Kerrey in November and help Republicans take back the Senate.”
It should be noted that…
1) Bob Kerrey once notoriously said that “Santorum is Latin for asshole.”
2) The Club For Growth — which is supporting Don Stenberg — knocked Santorum’s positions while he was fighting Mitt Romney for the nomination.
3) It may be worth noting that in the last PPP poll, Santorum led Mitt Romney in Nebraska 39% to 25% (16% for Newt and 10% for Ronpaul).
Bruning has also been endorsed by 2008 Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Deena Winter over at Watchdog finally came out with the source of her recent poll info: The Deb Fischer campaign.
Their results said the race is:
(with 30% undecided?)
…the survey of 500 likely voters notes that “over 52 percent of likely primary voters are in the Lincoln media market”! Which is an interesting note. Accurate? And the point then is? (Apparently it is that the Lincoln media market is the only place the Fischer camp is currently advertising in. But 52%? We’d like to see some stats on that. We understand that 45% is a more likely number, FWIW.)
Everyone probably agrees that the race has tightened, but results like this are just a bit suspect, no? Maybe it doesn’t make a difference, as it still shows Bruning with a fairly significant lead — though with lots of undecideds, still.
[Note, the poll did NOT survey 52% in the Lincoln market, as posted earlier.]
Bob Kerrey’s home-city newspaper, The New York Times, notes that Kerrey raked in $30K over the past few days…ALL of it from out of state.
Late post today. More as we get it.