Governor candidate Jon Bruning has a new ad out.
See it here:
As you can see he is taking his initial 2 minute ad — which we liked — and breaking it into pieces. Again, hitting ObamaCare. Bruning has an advantage on this issue, as he was actively involved in some aspects of it as Attorney General.
It will be interesting to see if the other candidates — particularly those with cash to spend — try to turn the campaign to other issues that can interest the public.
The Attorney General race has taken some shape, with Mike Hilgers putting up ads, and Doug Peterson getting the endorsement of Kay Orr. We will expect more as well from Brian Buescher and Pete Pirsch.
One thing that makes this race a bit of a kick is that exactly two men have held the gig for the past 24 years.
To have the race this wide-open — we are not sure there are any favorites at the moment — makes it a contest worth watching, especially in the old-school mail and GOTV aspects.
We will keep you informed.
(UPDATE at 5pm)
New Sid Dinsdale for Senate ad up.
See it here:
Good intro spot. We are told these will be featured on a cable buy on Hannity, in particular.
We have noted the proxy-war going on in the Nebraska Senate race between the Mitch McConnell forces backing Shane Osborn and the Jim DeMint team backing Ben Sasse.
But did you know there is also a battle of Michigan going on in the Nebraska race as well?
Seems Sasse kitchen cabinet spokesman Jordan Gehrke, a Michigan Wolverine, is lining up against Osborn manager Bill Novotny, a Michigan State grad, in basketball arguments. Gehrke was seen on the Twitters mugging at Novotny for Big Blue’s recent victory over Sparty. Gehrke was also displaying his Schadenfreude at a Shane Osborn tweet congratulating the Husker basketball win at East Lansing — a tweet likely written unhappily by Novotny.
Not real clear why these guys are bringing this argument to Nebraska. But it’s cute how excited they are getting about their little teams in the lower half of the top twenty.
Oh, did we mention that your Creighton Bluejays are ranked #9 (baby!!!).
And as long as we are on a tangent, we would just note that while we are Jays fans here on Leavenworth St., we certainly root for Husker basketball, other than when the two teams play each other. We don’t particularly get into the vitriol between the two fan bases (though we also don’t take attacks sitting down).
And for all you Husker basketball fans with your undies bunched up about “Jay-sker” fans (Creighton fans who root for Nebraska football) we sure hope you never ever cheer on UNO Hockey. UNO is D-1 basketball now, so gawd help you if you don’t go all or nuthin’ with the Mavericks!
We would just add that we have seen a lot of Creighton basketball in our days, but the win at the C-Link against Villanova was one of the best of all time. Fans should soak up this experience, because watching a great team with the player-of-the-year is something not every fan base gets.
There is really no excuse for any part of the roof to left standing after Saturday versus Providence.
And back to politics (briefly!), we let things get a little Wild West in the comments of the last post, just to see what would happen. And sure enough it devolved into personal attacks against the candidates and their families that were frankly not a pretty thing.
That little experiment will not be repeated.