After a direct hit at Ben Sasse by Shane Osborn, a pro-Sasse PAC replied with an attack ad on Osborn.
See it here:
We will say this about the ad: At least it uses new photos of Shane Osborn.
You can’t say the same about the local Omaha newspaper:
(Osborn needs to put out a Subway Jared-style before and after shot.)
In any case, the next question that popped up is, Who is funding this ad?
This is curious only in that there was certainly no question about who was taking the swing in the anti-Sasse ad. There was Shane Osborn standing there telling you what (or who) was the greatest threat to the U.S. of A.
Here, Ben Sasse said:
“…neither I nor my campaign coordinated any messaging or spending with this group.”
The group in question would be “Ensuring a Conservative Nebraska“.
Ensuring a Conservative Nebraska has exactly ONE donor: Rupert Dunklau of Fremont.
He gave the PAC $100,000.
If you frequent the Midlands University campus, you may recognize that name.
And while this seems res ipsa loquitur, it got even more loquitered when it turned out that Dunklau is Ben Sasse’s great uncle!
And then said great uncle, who personal and solely funded the ad (and we would presume all of the PAC’s website design and hosting costs), said regarding the ad:
“I honestly am not familiar with what you’re talking about.”
So look. As the Swamp King said, “Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who!”
We all know who is ultimately behind this ad. And we really don’t care — up to denying it with the “I’m running a positive campaign,” nonsense.
This is what we expected, and this is what we’re getting.
We are just sad that this is the last we will see of these ads…
As long as we are still hashing out that last anti-Sasse ad by Osborn, we would just note that there was still quite a bit of back-and-forth about how long Sasse lived in the DC area.
Osborn said, “nearly a decade”.
Some Sasse peeps said it was only 4 years as a “bureaucrat”, and then only 2 and a half working with the House.
We followed up, and had it confirmed that our “7 to 8 years working in Washington, D.C.” estimate was essentially correct.
So, math-wizards, does 7 1/2 = “nearly a decade”?
(Feel free to keep bickering about the “bureaucrat” part. We already had our say in the last post.)
(Ah, we are finally glad we can talk about “The Issues” in this campaign…)
Governor candidate Beau McCoy has a new ad out.
See it here.
McCoy pushing the anti-ObamaCare message (via horse!) here.
We note that McCoy will be very competitive in the ad space with Ricketts and Bruning over the next three and a half weeks. We will be interested to hear how his numbers move and what effects this has on the other campaigns.
Because it’s there, we toss in this Shane Osborn YouTuber, entitled “Saving a Dollar“:
See it here:
This nice little piece is currently listed as a “web-ad”, but we won’t be surprised to see it on the air at some point.
Note that ANYONE, if they wanted to, can apparently just grab this piece and put it up on TV themselves, if they want to.
(We aren’t crystal clear on all the rules for this, so if someone else tells us we are wrong, no problem; lay it out then.)
Lee Terry’s Congressional campaign has had a stellar fundraising period.
For the 2014 cycle they’ve raised $1.39M, with $700K cash on hand.
Heck any of the statewide races would be happy to have that kind of scratch.