In our ever enduring efforts to get you the latest, see Nebraska Senate candidate Jon Bruning’s latest TV spot here:
And here is the text:
Elections are about the choices we make for our future.
As Nebraska’s Attorney General, I’m leading the fight to overturn Obamacare.
Bob Kerrey says Obamacare doesn’t go far enough.
Bob Kerrey was the deciding vote against a balanced budget amendment.
So, after Barack Obama’s spending spree, we’re nearly $16 trillion in debt.
I support a balanced budget amendment.
I’m Jon Bruning, I approve this message and I know that defeating Bob Kerrey and Barack Obama is the right choice for our future.
More on the OWH’s latest attack on Bruning, and more, right here, in a few…
The Berkshire Hathaway owned Omaha World Herald decided that their original stories about Nebraska GOP Senate candidate, Attorney General Jon Bruning’s finances were not enough. So after they wrote a number of stories questioning his investments, they decided to do a full-out investigation.
In that investigation they noted they they hired investment experts, consulted with professors and waded through hundreds of pages of documents.
And they found nothing.
BUT, on the same day, they enlisted their political reporter, Robynn Tysver, to follow-up with another story about one of Bruning’s investments…and still came up with nothing.
So the OWH has Robynn Tysver on the case. And they had Joe Duggan give Bruning a TSA style search into every nook and cavity. Oh, and Dugan had the assistance of writer Steve Jordan on that piece (along with the noted professors and finance experts).
But that wasn’t enough for them.
So today the OWH enlisted Duggan, again, to tell everyone that Bruning’s investments are different from other State AGs. And…? Uh, that’s it. Oh, and that his opponents repeated in debates what the OWH wrote in the past.
Now why would the OWH decide to write yet ANOTHER story on this exact same topic?
Well, beyond the fact that they hate Bruning (which is common knowledge), we mean. Well, could it be that they wanted to have something on the race for all the Buffett-heads who are floating in for Warren-stock this weekend?
Hmm. Certainly intriguing.
But you would think that they would then also use their barrels of ink for a timely investigation into Democrat candidate Bob Kerrey’s numerous post-Senate investments and questionable board positions too, yeah?
This is the same newspaper whose owner’s daughter (Susie) was the first person to take Bob Kerrey out on the town after he decided to “move” back to Nebraska from New York City to run for Senate.
Are they going to put Kerrey in any sort of a bad light on such a weekend?
Are they going to delve into Kerrey’s positions and income from an Israeli company involved in “cold-fusion”?
Are they going to look into Kerrey’s college days (like they have with Jon Bruning) where Kerrey allegedly voted to keep “negroes” out of the University of Nebraska Greek system?
Well, do not hold your breath, readers.
And certainly not THIS weekend.
And speaking of Bob Kerrey, he took to the New York Daily News to criticize President Obama for the way he went about announcing the news of the Osama Bin Laden raid. He pointed out that too much was told about the raid itself and the information gained from it.
Which is fine.
1) Yeah, we heard all of that 12 months ago from all of the conservative commentators. Funny, Bob never spoke up then. But then he would have been talking only to his liberal New School colleagues in New York, and not in a back-handed way to more conservative Nebraskans.
2) Hey Bob! You know, there ARE newspapers in Nebraska who would print your Op-Ed. Just because Barbra Streisand doesn’t read the York News Times doesn’t mean you have to run to the New York Times (or Daily News…whatever) whenever you want to spout your wordly wisdom.
The Hastings Tribune is no good? The Kearney Hub not central enough for ya? People read the Scottsbluff Star-Herald too, you know. Maybe it would have been nice for The Hill to link to them.
As we note the various candidate endorsements, State Senator Deb Fischer received the endorsement from the Kearney Hub. They said,
We hope Nebraska Republicans see what we see in Deb Fischer, a Lincoln native and Sandhills ranch wife who refuses to tear down opponents, is comfortable in her conservative positions, and knows how to move worthwhile legislation forward.
Fischer adds this endorsement to that from the York News Times (All the fits that’s print to news!).
And speaking of Fischer, we queried their recent polling data where they pointed out that 52% of the Nebraska GOP electorate is in the Lincoln TV media market. We understood it was more like 45%. In any case, it was argued to us that 51 or 52% is reasonable based on the 2010 GOP primary. That may or may not be the best primary to look at, but we have no real reason to argue one way or another.
The point of all of that, we suppose, is that the Fischer camp wants supporters to feel confident about where she is spending her money (in this case, mainly in Lincoln).
And no matter what the numbers really are at this point, 30% undecided is a big number for this race. We will see how that shakes out in the next 10 days.
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**UPDATE at 2:05pm**
See the new Don Stenberg spot making a direct attack on Jon Bruning, here:
You don’t see many direct shots delivered by the candidate him or her self. Not a bad piece (and we do like the barn in the background), though we’re not crazy about the “Unbelievable!” reax by Don. Be a little more subtle next time.