Let’s cover a few things…
In case you’re some sort of caveman (or cave-person) and didn’t listen to the most recent edition of The Wheels Down Politics Show, Patrick Borchers gave some news.
Borchers, Creighton University Law Professor, former Law School Dean, County and State Central Committee member, annnnnnd contributing writer here on Leavenworth St., announced that he will NOT be running for Congress, and that he WILL run for the District 39 Legislature seat, which will be vacated by the term-limited Senator Beau McCoy.
Borchers had been weighing these seats for a while, and as he stated on the show, had to take family considerations to heart regarding a House race.
He had been thinking about the Unicameral seat for awhile, and he has pulled the trigger on that, forming a committee and like.
The mistaken early news regarding attorney Josh Weir certainly got the commenters into a tizzy, nonetheless.
For the record, I never had info that Weir was thinking about running for Congress. I misread a text message — where the responses were going back and forth before the other person had a chance to answer — and, like any good Three’s Company episode, it was all a big misunderstanding.
(Frankly, Weir is just lucky that I didn’t put his announcement party at the Regal Beagle with Larry Dallas running the campaign…)
And yes, yes, I have seen the info that Weir MAY run for the aforementioned Disrict 39 seat as well.
But at this point, I think the polite thing to do would be to wait for Weir to roll out any announcement that he may have, on his own time.
(I’m not saying the appropriate place would be on The Wheels Down Politics Show — but it would.)
Oh, and for those theorists who have claimed that Borchers only decided to run for 39 after he learned on Friday that it looked like Weir would run for 39, please note that we recorded the show last Thursday.
So with Borchers out of the #NE02 race, how are things shaping up?
Well, Shane Osborn has been the one whom many are waiting on. But we have seen Borchers drop, and have heard many hints that Bryan Slone is leaning against running as well.
That MIGHT indicate that Shane is firming up his decision. But he may be holding back for a while anyway.
But, as we have noted before, state Senator John Murante sent some white smoke up the Big Fred’s chimney indicating that he is giving it some hard thought.
And Brigadier General Bits Bacon seems to be almost there as well. (Some are just waiting on an official announcment.)
We haven’t heard from Chip Maxwell in awhile.
(And at some point there has gotta be an apt headline, or at least a pun for Bacon, Chip, Frei, and a pizza maker walking into a bar…)
We are not sure what’s in the water at the AG’s office, but our thoughts and prayers go out to Attorney General Doug Peterson on his recent surgery.