City Councilwoman Jean Stothert is on TV with her first spot for the Omaha Mayor’s race.
See it here:
We’ve always said that we like the “talking to the camera” spots, as we feel like it makes a better connection with the voter. This is a nice intro for her in this race.
More as they come!
**UPDATE at 12:30pm**
Hear Stothert’s radio ads as well.
Speaking of the Mayor’s race, we give a hat tip to Watchdog, noting that Brad Ashford has been endorsed by businessman and local heavy-hitter David Sokol as well as….state Senator Ernie Chambers.
(The two of them probably discussed the race at their weekly canasta game.)
Sokol adds a twist to Ashford’s supporters who include former Mayor Mike Fahey among others. We still are interested to see how Democrat voters break between Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and Ashford — and then what happens with Republicans and Stothert, Dan Welch and Dave Nabity.
Different dynamic this year.
Five candidates enter, two candidates leave (for the general).
And after our mini-feature of possible U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse, we give another tip of the lid to the Objective Conservative blog for their link to the Roll Call story on potential U.S. Senate candidate, former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn.
Osborn said he is “undoubtedly interested” in running for the GOP nomination.
Now the question is, would he primary a Dave Heineman?
But then again, one never knows what could happen in a volcanic Nebraska primary. We aren’t saying Osborn could or should win. But we are saying that Heineman, Deb Fischer and Mike Johanns all know what it is like to come from behind and win in a primary. The question is, would Osborn potentially risk his career on it?
Of course, another question is, is Osborn interested in the Governor’s office?
Anyway, many, many, many are waiting for Heineman’s next move.