Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was in Council Bluffs this afternoon.
He will be ending his day at the Nebraska GOP Founder’s Day Dinner in La Vista along with Governor Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.
Not sure if there are tickets still available, but you can give it a whirl at FoundersDay2015.com.
Thompson for Bacon
Omaha City Councilman Franklin Thompson endorsed Don Bacon for Congress today.
“There are three things to know about Don Bacon. First, as the former Commander of Offutt, there is no one better able to represent our interests regarding the second largest employer in the Omaha metro area. Second, being a former two-time base commander is essentially like being a Mayor. He has dealt with everything from snow removal to law enforcement to infrastructure redevelopment. Thus, Don Bacon is well positioned to identify and understand the needs we see in our district. Lastly, men and women like Don Bacon live by a creed – they never leave anyone behind. As our next Congressman, Don Bacon will continue to live by this creed as a leader who will fight for all our citizens in the Second District.”
Both were talking ISIS. Kerrey said, “You will not defeat ISIS without troops on the ground” — and then questioned whether it could be “too expensive” to accomplish. (Really? It’s a dollar question?)
An early thanks
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer has her Thanksgiving message up a few days early.
You can see it here:
Just in case you Lincolnites were wondering…
FWIW, here’s a non-sequitur in Don Walton’s LJS column this morning:
* Lou Ann Linehan will help select military veterans who receive fellowships to work in offices on Capitol Hill awarded by the nonpartisan Vet Voice Foundation.
Ooooookay? Looks like Don has picked his horse in the potential West Omaha legislative matchup between Pat Borchers and Bill Armbrust…and potentially Linehan?
Well, one would imagine that they only way those voters are seeing that story is…here.
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