In dog years, that’s like…a hundred, or something!
We started this blog based on a complaint that we hated the way news was being reported — especially for people who love politics. And we thought we could add our own voice.
It has been quite the ride.
And for now…we’ll keep on riding.
But we never would have gotten this far without you reading (unless, you know, you don’t really read…).
And we thank you for taking the time to do it.
Now, on with the blog!
Omaha Mayoral candidates Jean Stothert and Dan Welch both released their 2012 fundraising numbers today (Thursday).
Stothert raised $330K — with $100K coming from her City Council campaign coffers ($240 COH).
Welch raised $282K — with $12Kof that transferred from his City Council campaign ($228K COH).
So the Welch troops were quick to point out that they technically out raised Jean in 2012. They have also spent less than Jean at this point, though there are many who would argue that the Stothert camp is building up a strong organization. They may well be getting what they pay for.
To that end, it will be interesting to watch those two, as they are competing for many of the same voters. And much of the same money as well.
And then the others?
Well nothing official, but here’s what we’ve heard:
Brad Ashford: Raised $175K with $125 COH.
Dave Nabity: Raised $273K — $25K of that in-kinds. (No COH #s.)
Mayor Jim Suttle: Raised around $400K with around $200K COH.
(Now if you hear different numbers tomorrow, well, those is the breaks. But this is what we’ve got.)
Our take on all that?
Wow, those are some low numbers for Ashford!
Is he a Democrat? Is he a Republican?
Can he raise sufficient funds from both?
But he is going to have to show it to get more.
Hey, bold move Governor!
That’s how you go shopping with your political capital.
And you can bet that the nation is watching what happens in Nebraska.
With the support from Senator Schumer, the CW is that Chuck Hagel will make it through the Senate. Though we still think he may have an interesting hearing.
We heard Bob Kerrey’s statements on Watchdog regarding how Senators Johanns and Fischer should vote, and we were…intrigued.
Kerrey yelped, as only Kerrey can — his voice rising an octave as his self-righteous indignation came to a boil — that Mike Johanns and Deb Fischer better vote for Hagel because…Barack Obama won!
He (Johanns) is basically saying, we don’t care about the election. We don’t care about the prerogative of the President.
Uh, hey former Senator Kerrey. You’re right about one thing: The Election IS over and YOU LOST (badly, we might add).
So the job of the United States Senator is to give an up or down vote on the nominated Secretary. It is not to kneel before the President.
Oh, and that’s SENATOR Deb Fischer’s job now.
And thankfully, not yours.
You want to buy us a present for our anniversary?
No! We won’t have it.
No, you go out and buy something for yourself. Something you’ve always wanted.
(Oh, and buy it on Amazon.com, through our links up above. Nudge, nudge.)