Republican Nebraska Governor candidate Beau McCoy has put his resources into getting an early start — going to the radio airwaves.
Hear his ad here:
McCoy is stressing his rural roots in this bio spot — and his overall campaign theme, “Family, Farms, Freedom”. We would note that this spot is going out WEST of Omaha — gunning for those 3rd District voters who often dominate the GOP primaries. (Update: Some Omaha stations as well.)
We’ll be interested to see how this ad campaign changes McCoy’s name ID in the crowded field, considering that he is otherwise a blank slate for many voters. But until Ricketts (or others) start spending, McCoy is the first out of the gate in the Fall 2013 ad wars.
And then on Thursday morning we were sent a Ben Sasse for Senate web spot. It is a five minute piece with Sasse giving views about Obamacare, among other issues.
See it here:
As we were perusing the Drudge Report during the day, we saw the various links about Obamacare going into effect soon, about Cruz’s efforts to defund, about Congress being subject to it and trying to get the Supreme Court under it.
And we saw the link with just the quote, “Could they be more out of touch?”
We didn’t think much of it, except that, “Hey, Sasse said the same thing. Must be a GOP theme…”
Well, later in the day we clicked the link, and lo and behold, it IS the link to Sasse’s video.
As of 11:00 PM on Monday, it had over 12,000 clicks.
Now the question always gets to, “Yeah, but how many were Nebraskan clicks?”
Which may be true.
But still, for a relatively unknown Senate candidate, that kind of free pub ain’t bad.
And then there’s Jane.
Bitter Sweet Jane.
You remember Jane Kleeb, right?
Country gal. Known to wear a Future Farmers of America jacket around her Sand Hills set.
Well Jane went to Washington the other day and, Jane being Jane, got herself into a little kerfluffle with Congress.
Seems Jane doesn’t know the rules of how Congressional hearings go — she being just a Hastings School Board member and all.
Oh wait. You mean she’s actually a high paid political operative from Florida?
And she DOES know exactly what the rules are for a Congressional hearing?
Oh my! Well then…
So when she interrupted the other panel members when it wasn’t her turn, then she was out of line, yeah?
And when she decided that SHE should be the one asking questions of the Congressmen, SHE was out of line, yeah?
And when she was quizzed as to what her qualifications were for testifying about an oil pipeline in front of Congress, that was a VERY legitimate question, yeah?
We’ll let you see the 1:57 mark of this video (should be set there) to see what happened with the Congressman from someplace in Ohio began to quiz her.
If you miss it, you’d see when Jane decided to be a full on smartass and question whether said CongressMEAN — who was questioning her credentials — whether HE had ever worked on a farm. And she got the answer that not only had he been, he IS a farmer (and something about a wheel rut and a mule, that we didn’t really follow).
Oh, and Jane. VERY smart looking leather jacket ensemble at the witness stand there.
Why, you may have just ridden in on your “Born To Be Wild” motorcycle there.
Not like those OTHER stuffed shirts at the table with their SUITS.
Course, we were just wondering whatever happened to that FFA jacket.
We thought THAT was your go-to look for federal hearings.
Not so much last week, huh?
Hopefully next time you won’t get schooled by Foghorn Leghorn.