As mentioned 2 days ago, Paul Aaron’s name has come up as a potential GOP candidate in Nebraska’s 2nd District. Aaron was president of the Pinnacle Sports Network, a name you know from the Husker radio broadcasts.
While there is no confirmation yet on Aaron’s interest, his name is not the only one that has been making the rounds. Another is Omaha City Councilman Franklin Thompson. While he has not made any visible moves toward a campaign effort, his name often comes up as someone who could be interested.
And then, sort of in the background is still Chip Maxwell. Maxwell filed a FEC report under “Maxwell for Congress” for the recently completed quarter.
Maxwell reported contributions from 5 individuals for a total of $9,400.
ICYMI, the OWH said that former Omaha Fire Chief Mike McDonnell will run for the state legislature in District 5, Heath Mello’s current seat.
McDonnell is a Democrat.
No word yet from Nebraska GOP Chairman Dan Welch on McDonnell’s bid.
Welch and McDonnell frequently butted heads while Welch was on the Omaha City Council and McDonnell was Union President of Omaha Firefighters Local 385.
McDonnell is currently a “labor educator” at UNO.
I hope you will take a listen to my podcast interview with GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson on The Wheels Down Politics Show yesterday.
I focused my questions to Dr. Carson about the President’s recent announcement of the Iran nuclear deal, and he gave very candid, straightforward answers.
You will also note that currently Carson is listed as about #5 in the “Top Ten” of current GOP candidates — which is the threshold for participation in the upcoming Presidential debate on FOX.
It is a very short and sweet 20 minutes — just perfect for your commute or workout.