**UPDATE at 7:00pm**
New poll numbers presented at the Nebraska Chamber/Omaha Chamber/Lincoln Chamber Legislative Summit at the Air & Space museum today.
“We Ask America” (the outfit who called Nebraska’s GOP primary race a week out) show:
Deb Fisher (R) 55%
Bob Kerrey (D) 34%
Survey of 1,273 likely voters, Aug. 14th.
10% of Repubs supporting Kerrey
14% of Dems supporting Fischer
15% of independents undecided.
Lee Terry (R) 46%
John Ewing (D) 40%
Survey of 1,097, Aug. 14th.
23% of independents undecided
17% of Dems supporting Terry
9% of Repubs supporting Ewing.
Nebraska U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer has a new ad up. See it here:
Nice intro piece. Looking forward to more.
And while we are talking about Deb and her ranch we see that COSMIC BOB KERREY himself admitted that his claims about “welfare rancher” are a bunch of crap and that he and his campaign are a complete joke.
Yeah, Paul Johnson, a joke. You have just been overruled by your candidate.
There’s NOTHING to the grazing claim — Bob said so.
And then there’s Bob’s new claim that Deb Fischer must somehow defend Rep. Ryan’s House budget because he is now the VP nominee??? Wah-huh? While she’s at it, she can also defend the Boise, Idaho city council budget that didn’t pass. Just, uh, because.
Hey Bob, let’s hear YOU defend the President’s and the Democrat Senate’s budget! Oh wait, you can’t because they haven’t PASSED one. Right.
And while we’re at it, we noticed that Bob was no where to be seen with the President as he dropped into Counciltucky, via Bellevue, the other day. (Kidding, Bluffsians!)
So here is Kerrey who claims the Obama camp has no campaign in Omaha. He notoriously cut ads for Hillary back when Obama was running, by the way. So really it’s no wonder that Kerrey claims that he wants to work across the aisle. Because he apparently has ZERO juice with the White House.
Add on to that where Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid says he promised nothing to Kerrey in order to run and we see that Kerrey is not only out of campaign ideas, he has no pull in DC.
Maybe that running for Mayor of New York City thing is starting to look better…
As Objective Conservative and others have noted, Mayor Jim Suttle’s spokesperson (and former local TV reporter), Aida Amoura has reportedly been suspended for a week, without pay, from her job.
Apparently this punishment is in response to her statements about the payraises and an “outburst” she had.
And that’s all the (alleged) details we have at this point.
But really, what a freaking crock.
We look forward to this being a major, major issue in next year’s Mayoral campaign. Suttle DID hide the raises, didn’t publicly tell anyone about them, and to this day has not given ANY justification for the giant raises he has given his buddies. Well, except to say, “they’re doing a swell job”.
So Suttle continues to brag about how his staff are from the business world and bring a business background with them. Great. Then let’s see their Key Result Areas and Key Performance Indicators. They MUST have filled those out a few months into the gigs, right? Just like the top dogs in the corporate world do? And then lets see how they have managed things, what the measurements were for movement, and whether they REALLY deserve 25% increases. And by the way NO ONE in the business world is getting these days, no matter how bang-up of a job they’re doing. You don’t even need to ask around to know that.
So think that will be coming anytime soon?
The fact that Suttle is lashing out at the Council just shows that he knows how wrong he is on this, and is hoping if he yells loud enough, people will look at the Council instead of him.
But this isn’t about the Council. It is about Suttle, his management style, and how he thinks City funds should be spent. You can BET that the average citizen of Omaha, or anywhere else in the state, thinks this deal STINKS. It is the skunk in the corner of the Mayor’s office and no amount of tomato juice is going to get rid of the smell.
Enjoy your vacation Aida.
And AFP Nebraska is running a radio ad addressing Suttle’s most recent scandal. Hear it here:
And to finish off, a very random, but funny Separated at Birth for ya:
GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, and Pastor of St. Mary’s catholic church in Nebraska City (the same church as former politico Fr. Steve Thomlison), Fr. Michael McCabe.
(Sent in by a reader, NOT Thomlison!.)
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