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