If you’re in the Pete Ricketts for Governor camp, you’re still pounding the pavement, but trying to figure out just exactly what might be available for you in Lincoln.
If you’re with 2nd District Republican Congressman Lee Terry, you better have awoken at 5am and on your third cup of coffee because today is the first day of the rest of the campaign. And it ain’t gettin’ easier.
We at Leavenworth St. have not heard any polling lately. Consider that a good thing for both Terry and his Democrat challenger Brad Ashford. We have heard for a while that Ashford’s daily tracking has him up. The most we have heard from Republicans is that they hope it’s close. The universe of “Likely” voters looks much better for Terry than sort of an overall “Favorability” — which is in the crapper.
Where those two cross will be the deciding point for Terry.
One interesting note is that we have heard nothing but how good the numbers for Ashford are, for at least the past few weeks. And Stu Rothenberg has said Terry may be “the most vulnerable incumbent in the entire country.” But considering that everyone thinks Ashford is up, and that Terry’s ad strategy is chucking footballs into the endzone, Rothenberg still does not signal the race as “Lean Democrat”.
It’s still “Pure Tossup.”
At this point, we think the Terry camp will take that.
By the way, we chuckled at the above-the-fold story in the Midlands section that the OWH put up this morning about the “2 Republicans” who don’t like the Lee Terry ad.
A former county attorney and a former county board member.
Neither of whom you could name.
Look, we get it OWH, you don’t like the ad.
But the least you can do is find someone currently in office — or heck, offices most people are familiar with — to make the point, that you set out to make, about how “all Republicans” are down on it.
At least Watchdog found Republican primary loser Dan Frei to criticize it.
Though you could have asked Frei about they way the American flag hangs at Terry’s house, and he would have criticized it.
Heck, if you want to knock Lee Terry, we hate to say but Ben Sasse had the harshest statement that we saw.
In Don Walton’s write-up about the Republican Senator-to-be, he had this line from Sasse, about what sort of legislation he will be pushing once he gets to Washington:
“Not post office-naming bills. That’s fiddling while Rome burns.”
We are guessing that wasn’t intentional, but you all know what the Democrats used to say about Lee Terry’s legislative record.
And about that Senate race, OWH:
Yes the water thing is an interesting note, and David Domina is a wild hypocrite when he says people are overreacting about what the EPA could and couldn’t do (gee, who would use emotion to further their political agenda?).
But is it “stirring up Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race“?
No it is not.
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