Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry’s campaign has a new ad out.
See it here:
We like this spot as it gives concrete reasons why Terry has been effective in the House.
And here is the Terry camp spelling it all out for you:
Rep. Lee Terry’s campaign is on the air with a new TV ad that shows the benefits of a landmark
energy law Terry authored in 2007 with then-Rep. Baron Hill, a prominent Democratic member
of the House.
The Hill-Terry law gradually increases the fuel efficiency of most vehicles from 25 miles per
gallon to 35 miles per gallon by 2020. At that point in time the Union of Concerned Scientists
calculate Terry’s law will result in a reduction of oil imports equal to an astounding 584 million
barrels a year.
The respected group also projects the law will result in the creation of 241,000 new jobs and
cleaner air through reduced carbon dioxide emissions of 260 million metric tons annually. 1 The
latter is equivalent to removing 40 million cars from the highway.
“Less imported oil from unstable nations. More jobs right here in America,” the ad states before
concluding: “Lee Terry. Nebraska common sense.”
Even though he was in the minority at the time, The Associated Press said Terry’s
work “includes a 2007 energy overhaul bill to increase the fuel economy of cars and trucks . . .
commonly known as the Hill-Terry bill.”2 The legislation ultimately became Public Law 110-
140 and is strong evidence of Terry’s ability to work across party lines to get good things done
for the nation.
“I was pleased to work on a bi-partisan basis to raise fuel efficiency standards by 40 percent,”
Terry said. “This is a very good law and I stand behind it.”
The law has been called “historic” and constitutes the first time the standards had been raised
in 20 years. “I will continue to advocate for measures that reduce our nation’s dependence on
foreign oil,” Terry said. “Hill-Terry is a very good start but we must do much, much more.”
Hill-Terry is one of many laws authored by U.S. Rep. Lee Terry. A full list of these important
laws can be found at www.leeterry.com. Click “Issues” and then “Accomplishments”.
And here is another little tidbit about the state of the2nd District House race — OWH polls of non-voters notwithstanding:
In Terry’s races against Thompson, Esch (08) and White, all three were on TV after Labor Day continuously through the election. In 2012, Terry has been up on the air for four weeks now with no response from Ewing.
Hey and speaking of polls, how about those OWH polls over the last few days!
Ohmygosh are they close!
Well, you know, if you’re considering NON-voters.
Yeah, the Fischer-Kerrey race is 52%-42%!!!
Oh, wait, that is for REGISTERED voters. Which is a MUUUUUCH different number than LIKELY voters.
Among Likely Voters, the OWH sort of threw in, Fischer is up by 16 points.
And hey what are the Obama-Romney numbers for LIKELY voters?
Well NERTS TO YOU, they ain’t tellin’!
So stick that in your smipe and poke it!
Boy we sure wish the OWH would tell us how Obama is doing amongst Norwegian Sheepdogs. Because boy wouldn’t THAT be interesting! Just keep telling us how CLOSE every race is OWH! We’re enthralled!
Oh, and speaking of those pesky poll numbers.
‘Member when Deb Fischer released a poll a few months back showing her 25 point up? And the Kerrey camp couldn’t get out of the block fast enough press releasing how the poll was “inaccurate”, “biased” and “nowhere close”.
Uh, but then Sunday, the Kerrey camp cites the Fischer poll saying, “Hey! Whoa! The numbers went from 25 to 10 points! Woohoo!” (We paraphrase.)
So….which is it Kerrey camp? Is that 25 points number accurate or not? Because from the way you’re putting it, our guess is that the numbers haven’t moved at all, yeah? We had guestimated the numbers were somewhere between 15 and 25 points, and then hey! The OWH confirms that the latest (LIKELY Voter) numbers are 16 points.
Look, if our candidate had just moved to the state a couple months ago from Manhattan, we’d be spinning like Dorothy Hamill as well. But jeeze, at least get your standards straight, yeah?
So the OWH’s NE-02 polling numbers came out Monday, and they show Terry with a 13 point lead…among Registered Voters. Let us note a couple things:
1) In 2010, the OWH published a poll in late October of REGISTERED Voters.
It showed Lee Terry leading Tom White 44%- 39%.
2) They went on to say, “Terry’s lead grew to 8 percentage points among more committed voters — those who said they had already voted or definitely planned to vote.”
Gee, what an idea. “Committed voters”.
3) So the OWH had Terry’s lead somewhere between 5% and 8%, just a week before the election.
(One publication even declared the race a “statistical tie”.)
And do you a’member what the final numbers were?
Terry – 60.8%
White – 39.2%
For those of you who understood there would be no math on this blog, we will just note that was…
We will let you make up your own minds about the numbers the OWH publishes.
And by the by, an alert reader informed us that Public Policy Polling was in calling in Nebraska last week. Keep yer eyes peeled.
On the Bob Kerrey website for yard signs:
“We only ship to Nebraska addresses.”
Awww shoot! The neighbors in the West Village would have LOVED to post a few of these in the windows!
(Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk….)