Things are relatively quiet on the Senate front at the moment, but that could change at any time.
We were notified that Jon Bruning was supposed to record an interview on Tom Becka’s new KKAR show today, but that, for whatever reason, he backed out.
Since Tom has been a bit of a Bruning basher, he agreed to let Jeremy Aspen conduct the interview, but Bruning apparently declined at the last minute. Draw your own conclusions.
The OWH ran their review of 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry today, and found that he has won lots of elections. Well, isn’t that helpful? And he has had other opponents too. But he has beaten them. And you won’t beleive it, but THIS YEAR, his opponent say he is really vulnerable, and can be beat. Unlike past years when his opponents went in saying they were going to lose, but, what the hell.
In the mean time, Communications Daily, a Washington, DC trade publication on the telecom industry, notes in a story entitled, “Gavel passes to Terry?”, that Terry may have the inside track to become the new Chairman of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee. The article goes to great lengths to discuss how he may have the inside track, though he doesn’t have the seniority, though maybe it’s a done deal, except unless it’s not.
But the kicker of it all is the praise lavished on Terry, that frankly you don’t hear or see in the Omaha press:
“I think he would be great. Terry is extremely tech-savvy and understands that over-regulation can and does stifle innovation.”
“Terry has been a thoughtful and engaged legislator who has contributed significantly to the telecom policy process in his tenure on the committee. If chosen as chair, one could expect him to work closely and constructively with the[FCC] to modernize the archaic communications laws and advance a broadband-age agenda that rewards innovators, investors and entrepreneurs.”
In the mean time, over on the Democrat side, Nebraska Watchdog finds that Dems are still saying that the John Ewing – Gwen Howard primary could go either way. Don Walton said the same thing.
This is despite the fact that Ewing has raised nearly five times as much as Howard. Howard has raised money more like a Unicameral candidate — from a tiny media market.
Money isn’t everything in politics – as the Senate race may be showing now — but it does mean you can get your message out. I guess we will see what the Dems do here in a few days.
We are going to meet some Legislative candidates and look at the Keystone XL pipeline in a few. Check back in around 11am, and if you hear/see anything breaking. (News, we mean.)
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