AmeriTrade founder Joe Ricketts, on behalf of an organization called “Ending Spending“, has made a significant media buy in the Omaha and Lincoln markets on behalf of Deb Fischer’s Senate campaign.
First see this HARSH (devastating?) anti-Bruning ad, entitled, “Anyone but Bruning”, here:
Next see the positive Fischer ad here:
The OWH reported on Friday that Ricketts (father of Nebraska GOP Committeeman, and former Senate candidate Pete Ricketts) had made a $100K buy in those markets, but it was unknown who the ads were for.
In the past, Ricketts has been a Don Stenberg supporter, and many assumed the ads were on behalf of Don. But the new spot is up today, not only supporting Fischer (as “one of us”) but taking a brutal swipe at Jon Bruning along with Stenberg as well.
Fischer was stuck in the final week spending only around $20K in the final week — that in comparison to Bruning’s $300K and Stenberg’s $130K. This buy by Ricketts makes Fischer competitive in these last few days.
Will it be enough?
Nonetheless, a VERY exciting conclusion to this race.
Expect the national interest to ratchet up as well.