Democrat Brad Ashford’s campaign has released a poll showing him tied with Congressman Lee Terry in the Nebraska 2nd District Congressional race.
However, the poll summary released by Ashford suspiciously leaves out any question involving “Independent” Chip Maxwell.
The stats given are:
Lee Terry (R)………..41%
Brad Ashford (D)…..41%
Steve Laird (L)……….4%
The fact that the unknown Laird gets more than “misc” is an indication that another decently known candidate can get a decent percent of the electorate.
Which makes it VERY suspicious that Ashford would leave him out.
And makes us think with Maxwell in, the Ashford numbers don’t look as good.
And do you REALLY think they would have polled without asking about Maxwell?
We really don’t know what Maxwell polls in this case, but we do know that his name on the ballot will affect things.
Which way, how much and from whom are all big questions involved.
From that whole poll, the most dangerous number for Lee Terry is the 63% Unfavorable job performance number.
Of course, that number may have also been after a series of leading questions from this Dem pollster, so you never really know what you’re getting here.
Nonetheless, if Terry’s Unfavorables are anywhere close to that, he will have a LOT of ground to cover before November.
In the mean time, Maxwell has gotten out of the gate by deleting his blog post where he says that a third party candidate in the House race is a fool’s errand.
Now, he is trying to bob and weave with Joe Jordan, after he essentially told Jordan the same thing a few months ago…on camera.
See Jordan’s Watchdog report here:
Unfortunately for Maxwell, he is unable to delete Jordan’s interviews.
Note that Kent Grisham is Terry’s new campaign manager.
Though we haven’t seen it in the other news stories, Grisham was Charles Herbster’s and then Beau McCoy’s manager in the past Gubernatorial primary.
He should be good and wired into the Nebraska campaign scene.
Interesting pick by Pete Ricketts of Lavon Heidemann for his Lieutenant Governor.
Boring pick. Balanced pick.
Fills in the areas Ricketts lacks.
Harkens back to Dave Heineman.
And as we have noted before, was Separated at Birth from Grover Norquist.
You knew that once a Democrat got involved, the LJS’s Don Walton would find civility and honor in the Nebraska Senate race.
In his review of the recent Ben Sasse – Dave Domina forum, Walton led off:
“Ben Sasse and David Domina engaged Monday night in an unusually civil and intellectual discussion…”
Right. Because the previous Republican debates were all vegetable throwing and fisticuffs.
Here’s a shocker for ya: You can have a more
reigned rained-in discussion with two candidates than you can with four.
And in case you missed it, Domina…
- Loves the new EPA regs
- Hates the Keystone pipeline
- Loves ObamaCare
So there’s that.
Oh, and on those new EPA regs from the President, just to quote Congressman Terry’s Tweet:
I’d like to see the Administration provide a thoughtful study of the environmental and economic consequences of this proposed rule the same way they deliberated the KeystoneXL pipeline.
With all of the hourly breaking news on the White House’s actions on Sgt. Bergdahl, we won’t bother piling on…
…except to note this image of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
We’ll blame Hagel’s Virginia residency for that look…