Osborn holds solid lead in #NESEN

Shane Osborn 03In an Oct. 27-28 poll of 400 likely voters by Public Opinion Strategies for the Shane Osborn campaign…

Shane Osborn: 39% (83% name ID, 55% favorable impression)
Ben Sasse: 7%
Sid Dinsdale: 7%
Bart McLeay 1%
Undecided 46%

(None of the other GOP candidates tested break the 20% favorability level.)

POS pollster Neil Newhouse writes in their memo to the Osborn camp:

“Former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn is well-positioned in this GOP primary battle for US Senate; he’s well-known, well-liked, and has a significant early advantage over his opponents. Further, he pulls support from demographic groups critical to winning GOP primaries – Seniors, very conservatives, Tea Party supporters and strong Republicans.”

Though we would also note that there has next to no advertising thus far.
And that’s still a big chunk of undecideds…


A follow up to our most recent post about the plans by Attorney General Jon Bruning to possibly run for Governor.

Seems that after our post, some of Bruning’s contributors for his run for re-election as Attorney General made it known that they weren’t crazy about the idea of him possibly using the funds they’d given for a different purpose. In other words, if you gave $1,000 to Bruning to run for AG, and you gave $1,000 to, say,Pete Ricketts for Governor, you probably aren’t crazy about the idea of Bruning using your cash to now go against your other cash.

It seems that Bruning has gotten the hint. So expect Bruning to say, if he hasn’t already, that he plans to continue his campaign for re-election, and that he has “no plans” or somesuch to run for Governor. And hey, that is probably going to be the case.

But we would also say that, depending on how polling looks, and what could happen in a very short campaign, we also will not be surprised to see him dip his toe back in.

Ah that crazy world of politics…


As noted in the MSM, Democrat attorney David Domina is considering running for U.S. Senate.

Here is what we said about Domina a few years ago when he flirted with the idea of running for Governor (post Lakers scandal) in 2010:

Domina has a brief history as a Gubernatorial candidate.
He ran for Governor back in 1986, as a 35 year old lawyer out of Norfolk.
He ended up coming in second in the Democrat primary to former Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis 44% – 26% (Boosalis eventually lost to Kay Orr in the first Gubernatorial race in the nation to feature two women.)

Since then? Domina has racked up a quite a few miles as a plaintiff and criminal defense attorney.

Interesting that in another post, we noted that the OWH listed Domina as an “Independent”. Maybe he should be contesting Jim Jenkins then!

Since then Domina also represented Bold Nebraska in one of their Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits (you know, the pipe that former POTUS Bill Clinton says should be built).


And then in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District, we have noted that a longtime Leavenworth St. commenter, Democrat Dennis Crawford, is running against Jeff Fortenberry.

Crawford, a plaintiff’s attorney, put up a post on his lawfirm blog under the headline: Why I’m Running For Congress.

Among all of the other drivel, Crawford ended with…

If you are injured on the job or in a car accident in Nebraska, please feel free to call me . The first phone call and meeting are free. No up front money is required because my fees are based upon a percentage of recovery. I only get paid if I collect for you.

Please call me today 1-888-402-4878 (HURT) for your free consultation on your Nebraska workers compensation or personal injury case.

This wasn’t just fine print at the bottom of the page. This was part of the post.

So Nebraska GOP E.D. Bud Synhorst called Crawford on trying to personally profit from his run for Congress. Synhorst also noted that in his request for your slip-and-fall business, if you slipped and fell or were otherwise injured at Nebraska businesses Crete Carriers or Werner Enterprises he REALLY wanted your business.

Crawford responded that, hey, he was just letting his clients know he was running and blah blah blah.
And that further, Crete and Werner are “very aggressive when people get hurt on the job.”
Oh, and that he only gets paid, if YOU get paid. (“Better call Saul!“) (Note: we didn’t realize Saul’s website exists…which is awesome.)

Oh, but hey.
Apparently Crawford now thinks it was really bad taste to call out those Nebraska employers on his blog post about running for Congress and suing businesses, because the post has been — DUH DUH DUHHHHHHH! — edited!

See screenshots of the blog post before and after the edits below. You might even note the sloppy deletion prior to the punctuation.

Crawford Blog - post comparison
Ah, the life of a blogger/plaintiff’s attorney…


ICYMI, you can watch 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry question HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius particularly about the number of registrants of ObamaCare:

We’re going to spoil it for you.
She doesn’t know.
Can’t find out.
Doesn’t want you talking to the insurance companies.
It’s all someone else’s fault.

As Terry notes, how ’bout that for the “most transparent” administration in history?

And for those of you want to defend the stupid website in any way, shape or form, here is a list of the major problems from not-conservative website Gizmodo.

And then, just for the heck of it, here is the NYT’s supercut of “if you like your health insurance, you can keep it!”


  1. Macdaddy says:

    But GH, thanks to Obamacare, you can now get a sex change operation and become pregnant and it’s covered! Also, smoke ’em if you got ’em. You can’t be turned down or pay a higher rate than the 27 year old marathon runner with 6% body fat. Drink up! Yep, cirrhosis of the liver and pancreatitis won’t cost you a dime more. Unprotected sex? We have anti-retrovirals out the wazoo. So live it up. You will not have to pay a dime more than that schmuck tee-totaler with the low fat diet who’s president of his prancer-size club. Of course, good luck trying to sign up, though.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Say what you will about Ben Sasse. At least the New York Times didn’t come out and say he wasn’t a credible candidate like they did with Dennis Crawford, the Lincoln attorney running against Jeff Fortenberry.

  3. Macdaddy.

    I asked the wife about the sex change thing, but she said no, and she wears the pants in the family. But I may go for cirrhosis of the liver.

    My brother from Ireland was visiting me a couple of years ago, and had an attack of acute pancreatitis. Do you know how hard it is to convince an American doctor examining an Irishman with pancreatitis that he doesn’t actually drink?

  4. Ricky says:

    Is Lee Terry still going on and on about Obamacare? Get a life!
    Move on Congressman and make yourself useful for a change.
    The loads of negativity directed toward Mr Nice House Terry from what I see in the Herald and his facebook posts and any other online comments I read are way negative.
    So I wonder who he is listening too. Maybe he is in the “Bubble” as Bill Mahr calls it were everybody surrounding him tells Terry how smart he is and how it is a really good idea to obstruct health care for everybody.
    From my office it looks like Terry is kicking a dead horse and forgetting about the other issues (which we care a lot more about than obstructing health care) he could address.
    It doesn’t matter that much really because D C doesn’t pay much attention to Terry, and he will probably be out of office come next year anyway.


  5. Ricky.

    Terry not need to obstruct ObamaCare. ObamaCare obstructed all by it self.

    You and cave man friends spamming OWH website not representative sample.

    And phrase is ‘beating a dead horse’.

  6. ObamengelaCare says:

    Speaking of dead horses, bestial necrophilia is covered under ObamaCare, so we will be paying for our local hater’s therapy.

  7. Somewhere in Middle America says:

    It’s interesting that with a serious challenger on the Democratic side, three fairly close elections in a row, and a primary challenger that Lee Terry is finally acting like the Congressman that I hoped he’d be.

  8. Spike says:

    Osborn needs to get a new Hair stylist, # 1 before he does another poll on himself! Good to get this out there however, so now Sasse can do a poll on himself, which of course will put him @ 39%. And the other 2 can then do the same!

    Bottom line is, Polls are nothing more than another marketing tool for FOOLS! If you believe a political poll, you’re a fool!!

    I personally think that Maxwell will take Terry out in the Primary which will really create an interesting General race. That is, if the Dems don’t find a credible woman to run against the Fester who could also take out Fester!!

  9. Macdaddy says:

    Ricky, Prohibition used to be settled law…even a Constitutional Amendment. Prohibition was a lousy idea and led to the rise of the Mafia. Obamacare is an equally lousy idea. It won’t be law for much longer, especially when people can’t get health insurance thanks to your and Obama’s incompetence. The only real question is what will replace it: a 2 tier system consisting of single payer with the black market or some vague resemblance to what used to be in 2009. Obama wrecked this but good.

  10. TexasAnnie says:

    That’s fatalistic, Macdaddy. Don’t you believe the Congress will enact a remedy? Lawmaking is not immutable. I understand well enough how disappointed you have become about the prospect of ‘sharing’ healthcare solutions with your fellow Americans. But I do believe you are in the minority and that the ruination of healthcare you fear is actually nothing more than healthcare in flux. More change is coming…

  11. Dale Gribble says:

    You forgot the “$1.2 billion” verdict David Domina won against Tyson. LJSDon did. what? reversed verdicts don’t count?

  12. Somewhere in Middle America says:

    Spike, if the others had polls that showed anything different, they would have released them. Although polls are not perfect, they have a tremendous amount of research behind them, and no polling firm can afford the hit to its reputation that it would take if it put out fabricated numbers. Obviously the race is far from over with the primary about 6 months away, but Osborn’s ground game and name recognition are things that the two likely big spenders in the race (Sasse and Dinsdale) haven’t been able to buy so far.

  13. The Hypocrite says:

    Beau McCoy likes to point out inconsistencies in ones positions. I agree with him. It’s kind of like Beau saying he is against illegal immigration, yet he owns a roofing company.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Bruning needs to dip more than his toe he needs to jump.

    As for anyone disgruntled contributor who gave to his AG campaign and supports Ricketts as governor? They can get their contribution returned. Like there’d be a thundering herd to do so. Oh Wow would that someone dare to put money against Ricketts. Maybe those same contributors would be interested in having a governor who actually knows government and has a resume to show for it.

  15. In case there is any confusion (we’re looking your direction #25 @10:39am) “Ricketts” name in the post was used simply as “GOP Governor Candidate X”. Could be Carlson, Foley, Janssen, McCoy, or… Ricketts (or, in theory, Hassebrook or Dubas).

    And thanks for reading…

  16. To The Hypocrite (Charlie J., is that you?) says:

    What does owning a roofing company have to do with his position against illegal immigration? Or are you saying that EVERY person of hispanic descent is an illegal immigrant?

  17. Anonymous says:

    To Sweeper: I used Ricketts as an example as well in stating my opinion with embellishment though any candidate mentioned can get a refund on their money

  18. It's The Law says:

    It’s the law in Omaha for sure, but also all across Nebraska, that you must speak Spanish in order to work as a roofer.

  19. c'mon sweeper says:

    Bruning is not running for Governor. Anyone close to him knows this. Donors have not asked him to NOT run. In fact, from what I hear, it’s the opposite. But he’s not mounting a gubernatorial campaign. There’s plenty of good news out there with all the Senate and Gov candidates running; let’s not make up stories to sell papers.

  20. Catt Stinkerton says:

    Brandon Petersen came to my door last night trick or treating dressed as Alf. He actually ate a live cat in front of me.

  21. Anonymous says:

    How does a blog make up stories to sell papers unless……oh my goodness…..Sweeper is really a World Herald reporter intent on scooping themself?

  22. Cough cough bulls$&@! says:

    A follow up to our most recent post about the plans by Attorney General Jon Bruning to possibly run for Governor.

    Seems that after our post, some of Bruning’s contributors for his run for re-election as Attorney General made it known that they weren’t crazy about the idea of him possibly using the funds they’d given for a different purpose. In other words, if you gave $1,000 to Bruning to run for AG, and you gave $1,000 to, say,Pete Ricketts for Governor, you probably aren’t crazy about the idea of Bruning using your cash to now go against your other cash.

  23. Macdaddy says:

    RWP, I just saw your post about your brother. There must be some Irish curse on Irish teetotalers. I do hope he’s ok.

    TA, as long as Harry Reid is the Majority Leader, there will be no legislative changes to Obamacare. Obama may illegally alter it as he has already done so on several occasions, but the earliest you might see any legislative remedy is at the beginning of 2015. Of course, by that time, another 80 million workers (plus who knows how many dependents) will be at risk of losing their health insurance when the employer mandate kicks in. Obama possesses the fool’s trifecta: arrogance, ignorance, and laziness. We’re screwed.

  24. ObamengelaCare says:

    Every lawyer who runs for office is arrogant, ignorant and lazy. It is more accurate to see Obama as an abused damaged personality. He was raised and serially abandoned by intensely selfish people who saw American power as bad and equated weakness with goodness. Obama is a victim of that abandonment and of apparent sexual abuse, as he wrote poetry about it. He isn’t stupid. It takes intellectual dexterity to rationalize, in convincing terms, that you must be a better person as a weak victim than as a strong individual. That same fallacy is the bread and butter of Hollywood and of much religious and ethical altruism that suggests the weak, rather than the meek (strong people who choose to be kind) must inherit the earth. But of course, in fact, weak victims die out. And Obama certainly was a victim as a boy. Thus he today has a bitter choice. Either he sees himself ennobled for being a victim of his own family or he is in fact garbage his family threw away. Since his victimization must ennoble him, he similarly seeks to ennoble this nation.

  25. J says:

    Interested observer that bumper sticker should be on every vehicle in America. Not one person in Washington deserves a job. From the Outhouse down.

  26. Macdaddy says:

    HDA, that’s cute that you are trying to copy conservatives from the last decade. Now go check your new health insurance policy and let that warm feeling bubble up inside you when you send the insurance company even more money. You did pledge to serve Obama, after all.

  27. Macdaddy. My brother’s fine, though he was sick as a dog for weeks. It induced him to lost 50 pounds, start exercising, and change his diet, so maybe it’s all for the good. It impressed me to cut down on the booze too, because I never, never, never want to get pancreatitis.

  28. Interested Observer says:

    As Nebraska Republican National Committeewoman, Dr. Joyce Simmons, so famously said in a Valentine City Council meeting, “I just don’t think that alcohol is as good of an idea as is used to be.”.

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