Nebraska U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn was attacked today by the “60 Plus Association” in a major ad buy that went across Nebraska.
See the ad here:
We knew there was no chance this issue would just sit.
But here is the kicker on this ad buy:
A nearly $200,000 buy (in Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, Kearney) was made by…Ensuring a Conservative Nebraska.
You may remember that group as Ben Sasse’s Great Uncle’s PAC.
That was the group which was 100% funded by Sasse’s uncle, who later stated that he had no idea what sort of ads that group was running. (They were attack ads on Osborn, for which the Sasse camp claimed no connection.)
So that nearly $200K buy from May 3-12 was suddenly changed from a buy by “Ensuring a Conservative Nebraska” to a buy by “The 60 Plus Association“.
The EXACT SAME BUY.
Now we would simply note that, much like the Pete Ricketts blanket denial of any negative ads, the person behind these is obvious.
We will see if anyone (Ben Sasse) eventually takes credit.
Speaking of negative ads, Jon Bruning takes full credit for this hit on Pete Ricketts.
See “This Guy” here:
This came up in the “prison crowding” issue in last night’s debate where Bruning suggested that all imprisoned criminals deserved to be there. Ricketts and others took a different tack, as far as who should be in there. (We have no doubt the various sides would like to point out differences in the candidates’ positions.)
In any case, the long knives have pretty much been replaced by billy clubs and you can all enjoy sinister music from now until Election Day.
We may or may not get into the Governor’s debate later (don’t have time to hit details now).
But we will say that one winner was moderator Mike’l Severe who did a nice job with follow-up questions and details.
Too bad we couldn’t have gotten him on the Senate debates.
(You can see a replay of the debate here.)
And to finish things off, a new video from U.S. Senator Deb Fischer on overreach by the Federal Government.
See “The Cost of Overregulation” here:
That’s some serious editing.
Nice job, once again.
Things are very, very fluid in the campaigns.
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