First, GOP Senate candidate Sid Dinsdale has a new intro video up.
See it here:
Good piece for those who don’t know Dinsdale. We’ll be looking for more in the future about his business background, which would seem to set him apart from the other candidates.
Over in the Nebraska Governor race, the gamesmanship between the candidates has begun. GOP State Senator Beau McCoy sent out an invitation last week to the other candidates, proposing 12 debates before the primary.
McCoy let things sit for a week, then ribbed his opponents via the Twitter about not yet responding.
Then Jessica Moenning of the Pete Ricketts campaign decided to respond to the McCoy camp (and CC’d the media). She pointing out that they’d wait for invitations from the various groups who put on debates, as opposed to those “organized and facilitated by the McCoy campaign staff.”
And then Jessica suggested that McCoy take part in the candidate forums that have occurred over the past few weeks. Of which we do not know why McCoy didn’t participate. But as McCoy peeps have pointed out, those aren’t the same as debates. There’s no give-and-take or cross examination between the candidates at a joint forum. (Unless Jim Fagan is there, threatening to “strip the chrome off your bumpers.”)
In any case, we expect to see lots more of these exchanges, especially since pretty much every politicla operative in Nebraska is currently employed.
Play nice kids.
Over at the Senate race, you probably saw that GOP candidate Ben Sasse received another endorsement — this time from the Club for Growth.
This is on the heels of Sasse getting the nod from the Senate Conservative Fund. Now if we’ve learned one thing about these endorsement, in terms of influence on voters, it’s that there isn’t much. As some Twitterers (NOT from the Sasse camp? Shocking…) have pointed out, endorsements from non-Nebraskans tend not to carry much weight.
Though, as Deb Fischer discovered, those groups can pour a healthy amount of cash into Nebraska, focusing ads on one candidate or another. And that will seep in no matter who it’s coming from. At this point we doubt that many Nebraskans know that much about Sasse. We have no doubt that they will have a pretty good handle on him relatively soon.
And Sasse is pretty much building his campaign on his knowledge of, and opposition to, ObamaCare. Also, a lot of that is being built on how “smart” Sasse is.
Don’t believe us? Here’s part of a recent fund raising email, with the subject line: “Take A Chance On Smart“. It goes on to say, “If we can have conservative, principled, family oriented, and yes – very smart candidate, shouldn’t we jump at the chance to support such a person?”
It’s an interesting tilt, that we aren’t sure is necessarily pointed toward Nebraskans.
And what sort of response should we get from the former pilot of billion dollar aircraft, Virginia Law graduate and giant law firm partner, and one of the top bankers in the region?
We are not sure any are layabout dullards in the race.
Oh and on the subject of endorsements, Democrat Gov candidate Chuck Hassebrook got the nod from Planned Parenthood.
So, uh, rock on there Chuck.
We suppose that could help you in the Dem primary…
And finally, Governor candidates, look out:
Tom Carlson may have just locked up the Youth vote.
In case you were wondering, that is what you call a mimeograph of a newspaper article.
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