As reported by Breitbart.com, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse has posted HUGE quarterly fundraising numbers for his Nebraska Senate campaign.
In his first race for public office, Ben Sasse has raised nearly $750,000 in just eight weeks of the first quarter of his nascent candidacy, according to records being filed with the Federal Election Commission
Sasse’s cash haul of nearly $750,000 from individual donors in his first quarter breaks Nebraska’s previous record of $526,000 from individual donors, set in 2007 by Johanns while he was sitting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
The article goes on to state…
Shane Osborn, former state treasurer who has been running for the senate seat for six months, raised just $234,000 in his first quarter, according to FEC records.
Now we’re still getting our meaty-little paws on said reports, and requesting from all of the other candidates as well.
And FWIW, we’ve heard Sid Dinsdale will be posting solid numbers — but we’re not sure in comparison to whom.
In any case, we are going to make a wild guess that Sasse is impressing many donors, who may or may not be Nebraskans. And to that you can say — and other campaigns surely will — well that’s not Nebraska support. Which may be true. Except that is mainly because most Nebraskans have never heard of Sasse. If he can now buy himself some media to make that introduction, that will go a long way pumping that name ID.
We will update this as we get more info.
If you follow us on the Twitter, you saw last week where we mentioned some remarks from Governor Dave Heineman at a recent Douglas County GOP Central Committee meeting.
According to those present, the Gov said,
“We must elect a Nebraska Governor who is pro-death penalty.”
And then he said,
“We must elect a Nebraska Governor who is against giving benefits to illegal immigrants.”
We had mentioned in a recent post that the Governor made similar comments at a McCool Junnction GOP function ©.
Some commenters pooh-poohed our suggestion that those remarks — saying that the Gov’s remarks that ”we must defend against those who want to strike down Nebraska’s death penalty law” — were directed at any one GOP Nebraska Governor candidate.
Well, let us be more clear:
Governor Dave Heineman, with these remarks, is calling out State Auditor, and GOP Governor candidate, Mike Foley.
There is no other way to put it.
Now you can feel free to defend or knock Foley based on his stance on these or other positions, but let all politicos take note:
Governor Dave is taking a cut at Mike Foley. And he is swinging hard.
And he is making it clear.
(Apologies for those who saw us write “Flood” where “Foley was meant. We had originally typed “Mike Farrell”, the guy from M*A*S*H. Too many Mike F’s…)
And since we were noting the Douglas County Republican Party, let’s just note one more time how the DCRP Chairman is outta-freaking-line with his latest antics.
DCRP Chair Bryan Baumgart went to The Facebook to say Senator Mike Johanns has,
“…brought more harm to Nebraskans than any other single Nebraskan, save for Ben Nelson.”
And what did Johanns do to bring on the wrath of the self-promoting Baumgart? He didn’t toe Senator Ted Cruz’s line to shut down the government.
Gee, then it’s practically like Johanns WROTE ObamaCare, yeah?
Look, we like, generally, what Ted Cruz has done lately. He almost single-handedly brought about more focus on ObamaCare than anyone has in a while. Of course you could also say that he has brought more focus on Ted Cruz, but whatever.
But we will be honest in that we don’t see what the plan is.
Shut down the government and then…what? The Senate will defund ObamaCare and the President will sign that?
Is there a belief that this will ever happen?
Hey, we would be pleased as punch if it DID happen, but does anyone really see that occurring?
And is there an alternative out there right now, politically? Does the GOP have something to say, “ObamaCare sucks! So do THIS!”
If there is, we are not immediately familiar with it.
But really, those are all side-points to what we noted above.
Because here, we have the Chairman of the county party going around suggesting rebukes of their GOP Senator for not agreeing with them on STRATEGY.
That’s what this is about.
(Channeling Allen Iverson…)
We ain’t talkin’ ’bout policy.
We talkin’ ’bout STRATEGY.
And so now, if you don’t agree with Ted Cruz’s strategy, you’re Neville Chamberlain.
You want to wait and invade Normandy in June 1944 rather than right NOW, in June 1943?
They you’re PRO-NAZI!
Which rhetoric is only a few steps removed from the White House spokesperson who said the GOP are just like terrorists for wanting to get rid of ObamaCare.
Which points are all STILL away from the main point, mentioned above:
This ain’t Baumgart’s job.
The job of the GOP chair is to elect and support Republicans.
And if he can’t support them, he should keep his big mouth shut.
THAT’s the job description.
If he doesn’t like that, then we’re sure he could lobby to be chair of the RLCNE or whatever.
Or he could simply run for office himself.
Which we are sure where all of this is leading anyway…
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