The OWH is reporting that retired Colonel Tom Brewer will be moving from Murdock, Nebraska (in the 1st District) to Gordon, Nebraska in order to run for the Republican nomination for the state’s 3rd District Representative seat against Rep. Adrian Smith.
Brewer was recently quoted as saying, “Congressional leaders seem more interested in keeping their jobs than helping the people.” Brewer did not pin this comment directly on Congressman Smith, but one can only guess.
We are not aware of Brewer’s political background, but we are aware that Smith, a member of the House tax-law writing Ways and Means Committee, has been elected every two years since 2006.
Once we received word of Brewer’s semi-official toe-dip, we got this assessment from a Nebraska politico (not associated with Adrian Smith):
“Brewer is going to get smoked.”
Well, away we go.
By the way, Brewer’s Twitter feed (and we’re only assuming it’s really his Twitter feed — and not like a Faux Pelini), describes himself thusly:
Nebraska’s most battle-tested soldier, revered military leader, two-time Purple Heart recipient.
Got this Christmas vid from Gov candidate Pete Ricketts:
A little unusual to see a money request in a Christmas greeting, but whatever, we suppose.
And kudos to the Ricketts clan for the minute and a half smile. That ain’t easy.
Next time we’d suggest to the producer that you film the candidate with a tight shot of just the candidate addressing the audience with his spiel, then turn his head (different camera angle) and THEN you see the whole family and they all say, “Merry Christmas”. That way you don’t force them to do the deer-in-the-headlights for umpteen minutes.
But maybe that’s just us.
ICYMI, Nebraska Watchdog reported the other day that Democrat Omaha attorney David Domina might now run for the House against Lee Terry.
This would seem to make more sense for Domina, since we are guessing he has figured he can’t win a statewide Senate campaign.
And while the House might be a better shot, we still believe that if the Dems really thought they could beat Terry, there would be a bunch of of them lining up — Festersen, Lathrop, White, Mello or any others — to take him on. The fact that they’re not is more telling than anything else. If they REALLY thought it was a win, they’d all be there.
And for you independents out there (hey, whatever happened to the Coffee Party?) there is apparently a new (I) for #NESEN: Todd Watson.
So there’s that…
Hey, we still have to do the 2013 Leavenworth Street Nebraska Politician of the Year (PotY).
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