Deb Fischer has a new ad up. See it here:
Nice further intro piece. And we like the continued hammer on Bob Kerrey. We doubt that will end until Election Day.
We may have a few more thoughts on the Nebraska GOP convention over the weekend, but suffice it to say that the the party, led by Governor Dave Heineman, Chairman Mark Fahleson and ED Jordan McGrain did an exemplary job of putting forward the GOP candidates and the views of the vast majority of Nebraska Republicans.
Oh, is there a vocal minority of those who have no interest in “the establishment” (be sure to spit a little bit on that “stab” part) of the party? No doubt. But the thing we have discovered over the weeks is that theirs is a one-man movement, and they are not really that interested in the goings-on of the party itself. Any hey, maybe that’s their goal, however that would work. But after preening just a bit over the success of their tactics at the county level, we detected a fair amount of sneering at the opposition’s tactics at the state level. When you candidate won 10% in the primary, it is difficult to expect that the same guy is going to take over the state, no?
And we think it would be great to see all of those young new faces and Mohawks handing out stickers at parades for Deb Fischer, and going door to door for Jeff Fortenberry,and stuffing envelopes for Lee Terry, and making GOTV calls for Adrian Smith. Because you can bet you will see Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg supporters doing that. But really, we won’t hold our collective breath. Hey maybe we’ll be surprised. Surprises can be nice.
Interesting column by Don Walton column this Monday morn (with the obligatory, “More about Bob Kerrey!”). He notes that Unicameral Speaker Mike Flood is already traveling the state in what looks to be a wind-up for a Gubernatorial campaign.
In the past, it was assumed that Flood would be more likely to take a shot at the Attorney General’s seat. But seeing as that position is less clear these days, and Flood’s profile increased dramatically over the past year, we are not surprised to see him reaching out now.
Of course, Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy already has an official unofficial campaign started, and was endorsed by Governor Dave Heineman — what ? — last year sometime.
And we would find it unlikely that Flood and Sheehy will be the only names involved as the months come and go. The sides area already forming, to be sure.
One Tweeter noted during Sheehy’s convention speech that Sheehy was “giving a speech for his Gubernatorial campaign…touting Heineman’s record. Predictable.”
Woo hoo 2014! (It’s is the new 2012 ya know.)