The three-day campaign between Deb Fischer and Jon Bruning is reaching its boiling point. And don’t think that Don Stenberg, though seemingly relegated to third place, will be quitting any time soon.
So the latest media updates come from Deb Fischer who has been sending out a robocall from Sarah Palin. Hear it here:
This may be (is?) a radio ad as well. She also definitely has this radio spot up. Hear it here:
Both good closing spots to ad to the arsenal stocked up by Joe Ricketts over the weekend. All of this is gaining a fair amount of national attention and you should see a load of national articles on this race tomorrow.
Speaking of Ricketts, the Bruning camp has filed a complaint with the FEC over the EndingSpending.org ad, where they used the B-Roll from the Fischer ads in their spots.
They even put together a little video piece showing the “similarities”. See it here:
And from the plain meaning of the statute, as we understand it, they may be right that EndingSpending violated the rule.
But that does not mean the Fischer camp had any involvement as far as “coordination” goes. All of Fischer’s ads are available to anyone in the world (except possibly parts of China and the Leavenworth Street HQ basement that can’t get WiFi). So the fact that they took her video is not remarkable.
The other point is that the more the Bruning camp brings this up, the more it asks people to look at the new pro-Fischer and anti-Bruning ads that Joe Ricketts paid for. It’s a fine line between trying to call out your opponent, and letting people focus on the other message.
A day and a half (more or less) of campaigning and GOTV to go. We still doubt you will see any polls today or tomorrow, but you never know. We would not be one bit surprised to find that there are groups who want to know how things could shake out.
Be sure to check back!