They now have a website set up at: WelchForOmaha.com In addition, Welch will having a campaign funder later this week with a guest list of over 90 co-hosts.
Giving us the Welch news was political consultant Chris Peterson, most recently of the Mike Johanns race.
While this race is officially non-partisan, the Democrat / Republican slant on the ballot is interesting.
Sothert, Welch and Nabity would seem to be gathering for the GOP jump-ball, and Suttle for the Dems.
But Ashford is playing the “Independent” card, and has already rounded up significant Democrat support.
Word has it (we aren’t sure if this has been confirmed at this point — it may well have) that former Mayor (and full-time Creighton basketball supporter) Mike Fahey will be on Ashford’s bench (or however the basketball analogy works) for this race. That is an interesting play by Ashford and Fahey. Would enough Democrats slide from Suttle to beat out the “Republican nominee”, yet still keep Suttle in the race?
And who among the GOPers can shine through? Stothert has been pounding the pavement with a full-on campaign apparatus. Nabity was the leader of the losing “Recall Suttle” campaign — where if nothing else his name and face were abundant. And Welch was a popular Councilman, though has been out of the public eye for a few years.
There will be some interesting jockeying in the next few months. And it has already started.
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