Lincoln Mayoral candidate Andy Stebbing has his first TV ad out.
See it here:
This is a good quick intro ad. It raises the problems in the city, introduces Stebbing and nails down why he should be elected.
As has ben noted here, Stebbing has quite a record of accomplishments as County Treasurer.
And now the Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) pac has endorsed Stebbing as well.
This race could get very interesting.
Freshman #NE02 Rep. Brad Ashford got hammered in Roll Call for losing staff, ignoring his re-election, and generally rolling with “…the type of activity that occurs in a one-term member of Congress’ office, not someone who is going to be re-elected.”
Ashford just lost his Chief of Staff, who was known for working for new members who were in close races. And he lost his 2-week old Communications Director who is going to work in a Florida Democrat’s office.
Both reportedly were miffed that Ashford wasn’t taking his re-election seriously — which sounds like he wasn’t spending any time on the phone raising money.
But all of this begs the question: What they hell kind of Congressional staff did Ashford hire?
Let’s be honest here. Ashford hired essentially a DCCC endorsed campaign staff for his Washington, D.C. Congressional office. These aren’t people meant to look deep and see what is best for Nebraska’s 2nd District. These are national campaigners who have experience helping new members in close districts win elections.
Is THAT what you expected, 2nd District voters?
Oh and now Ashford tells the OWH that he is going to be leaning on Amanda McGill for…well we don’t know what. Because she has so much Congressional experience?
Hey, at least most Republicans knew that Ashford had a reputation for being flaky.
But now Democrats are probably wondering what they bought here. A former Republican, who barely won, is rumored to be switching parties, then won’t raise money for an undoubtedly tough re-elect.
Are there For Sale signs up in the Kleeb’s yard yet?
Winner Take All is dead, and the upshot was a big fat embarrassment for the top Republican in Lincoln.
A big question was how the current administration couldn’t keep Freshman Senator Laura Ebke in on the vote. But then they lost Republican John McCollister as well.
So if the number one office holder in Lincoln couldn’t talk those two into voting for cloture, and against that bill, one must assume that he is in for a very rough session on much more complicated issues.
And why did Ebke and McCollister wait in the first place? They could have finished this with the cloture vote, and instead chose to make a last second u-turn on everyone.
So was the Gov not working this hard enough? Didn’t care? Was disengaged from the matter?
Just wondering what is going to happen on drivers licenses for illegal immigrants, death penalty, taxes…