Jon Bruning has TWO new ads up. But as of this writing, only one of them is up on the official Bruning YouTube site (and we’re doing our best to sound like a very skeptical Joe Jordan here). First, the negative spot, here:
In this piece, the ad names Don Stenberg AND Deb Fischer by name — and goes further against both. It repeats the contention that Stenberg wasn’t open about how his AG office spent money. We have heard that one.
But then the Bruning ad goes after Deb Fischer saying,
“The records show that Deb Fischer sponsored a $38 million tax increase and voted for higher gas taxes…”
It ends shots of Stenberg and Fischer claiming “higher taxes and more spending”.
Well, it doesn’t really end there.
It actually ends with THIS GUY taking a camera phone movie of his TV.
Is it creepy? Yes, very creepy.
(We are told this is Fischer Field Director, Jack Spray. Sorry Jack, but this looks like a shot the FBI would use to eventually track you down.)
But the point here is that while Bruning is putting out releases about their new campaign closure ads, like this one here…
…they are also making a brand new attack on an opponent who must clearly be making gains.
That. Is. Something.
And THEN, in the Washington Post, the Stenberg camp concedes?
In a story about the Palin endorsement and final week rise of Deb Fischer, there is this:
One Republican consultant who supports Stenberg says the efforts to boost him have largely failed, and he has slipped into third place, but that the anti-Bruning campaign spearheaded by the Club for Growth has successfully brought down Bruning’s numbers, forced Bruning and Stenberg to battle, and Fischer has shot the gap.
The article goes on to say…
“Even Stenberg’s supporters are suggesting that Fischer is a worthy compromise, even if their candidate doesn’t win.”
We will see how much the local press picks this up, but that is relatively devastating to the Stenberg camp. Wonder who the rat is?
But the Fischer folks should not be measuring the drapes yet. Momentum shifts can often occur at the end of races. And you often will hear the day after the election, “if only the 2nd place candidate had another 2 weeks, it might have changed everything.”
For the Bruning camp NOT to put up some ads defining Fischer at this point would be nearly campaign professional negligence. Especially when they have largely ignored Fischer to this point, you can bet the Palin endorsement got them to sit up and swing a few fistfuls of campaign cash at the problem.
We do not know what the numbers are in this race. And we have learned that Rasmussen Reports does NOT plan to poll Nebraska prior to Tuesday.
We have our guesses where this is going.
But the campaigns are in for an exciting weekend. Click it or ticket.
Hey, Mitt Romney was in the Big “O”!
More on the event later…