And trends showing the gap narrowing all week.
That is good news for the Terry folks, who have been battling back for some time now. And we would add that 1 point is significant here. Five points down could be just a little more scary. (Boo!)
So you were looking for encouragement Terry camp?
Is a one-point race close enough for you???
So now we ask…
Can Sarpy County bail Terry out again?
Will North Omaha show up for Ashford?
Does the Dan Frei “endorsement” make much of a difference for Terry?
Will the Minimum Wage absentee voters pull it out for Ashford?
Will the Steve Laird option on the ballot hurt Terry?
(On that last note, we would still guess not, unless it is crazy close.)
We will update you as soon as we get answers to these and other questions.
It seems local female leaders read Leavenworth St.’s last post regarding misogynist Chris Jerram, featured in the recent Brad Ashford for Congress ad.
They have mailed the following letter to Brad:
Dear Mr. Ashford,
Watching your most recent television advertisement, we were appalled to see featured in your ad Omaha City Councilman Chris Jerram, who last year infamously displayed a sexist, misogynistic and vulgar t-shirt about Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. That such a person would be featured by your campaign in any way is reprehensible, but the fact that the advertisement in question touts your record of so-called positive support for women’s issues only adds insult to injury. We are writing to request you take down the television advertisement immediately and ensure Councilman Jerram is not featured in any future Ashford campaign material.
We find it deeply troubling that you chose to feature in your campaign advertising someone who was caught degrading, insulting, and sexualizing a respected elected official simply because of her gender. It is the pinnacle of hypocrisy and the women of Nebraska deserve better.
We look forward to your prompt action in removing the advertisement and scrubbing Councilman Jerram from your campaign material.
Wife, Former Congressman and Mayor Hal Daub
National Committeewoman, Republican National Committee
President and CEO, GWR Wealth Management
You do have to wonder at what point the Ashford camp said, “Hmm, Chris Jerram. Now THERE’s the guy we want to bolster us on women’s issues. Maybe he can make US a t-shirt!”
The big legislative race to watch will be the District 8 between Democrat state Senator Burke Harr and leading primary vote getter, Republican Gwenn Aspen.
We chuckled a bit at Joe Jordan’s characterization over on Watchdog that each was spending hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars “looking for that $12,000 a year Unicameral salary”.
We would suggest that anyone running for the legislature is NOT doing it for the $12K per year. If you were looking to make some extra cash, rummaging through Warren Buffet’s couch cushions could probably get you there faster than a Unicameral gig.
The thing about the Leg races — like City Council — is that you can win or lose by actual face to face contact with voters. Walking these districts make all the difference. Probably more so than all of the cash raised and spent.
Watch this one closely Tuesday night.
We don’t think we posted these two before, so just for your afternoon viewing pleasure, here is one of Lee Terry’s ads regarding ObamaCare…
And then here is Ashford confirming that he will be a solid vote with Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama…
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