Double Mint Poll
When touting the results of last week’s Nebraska 2nd Congressional District poll, Chip Maxwell referenced a November 2015 poll that his campaign commissioned by the MSR group.
He stated that the MSR poll mirrored the newer poll.
Maxwell’s November 2015 MSR poll showed…
This compared to the Remington Research Group poll that was…
Chip Maxwell: 31%
Don Bacon: 11%
FWIW, Maxwell’s November 2015 poll, also measured his strength against Democrat Rep. Brad Ashford in the General.
But, these were only likely REPUBLICAN voters.
Still, those results were…
A further dive will be needed to see if there is a general consensus on Ashford’s take of GOP voters in 2014, and see how that may compare.
As the Bacon folks note, this is very early — but it is still something to look at. And Don Bacon’s Twitter account seemed more active than late over the weekend…
It has been discussed here before, but Leavenworth St. has been told that “the word on the street” is that Lou Ann Linehan is IN for State Senator Beau McCoy’s 39th District Legislature seat (west Omaha and Elkhorn).
A few articles had been written about Linehan’s interest, and it has certainly piqued the interest of more than a few voters and non-voters out there.
Some find it interesting that Linehan supported Brad Ashford against Republican Lee Terry in the 2014 General. But while that may have looked like an anti-Terry position (for unknown reasons), her support of Brad Ashford THIS year is more of a conundrum.
She gave money to him in 2015, when looking at running in a very Republican West Omaha district
Also, Linehan is a known supporter of Charter Schools, and her daughter is the leader of the new “Educate Nebraska” group that is looking to expand various education initiatives, including Charter Schools.
She had been reportedly working with Jessica Flanagain — the Governor’s chief political lieutenant — but as she has gone “in-house” with the Gov, Chris Peterson would be someone likely heading up her campaign.
What does that all mean? Well, she would have two groups interested in her:
1) Pro-Charter groups, like say someone who has a Charter School interest, and very deep pockets…and owns the Chicago Cubs.
2) The Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA) which opposes Charter Schools and would be looking to knock off someone like Linehan.
Pat Borchers is the top announced candidate for 39, and has already raised more than $70K for this race. He has already established a potent ground game (and was featured as one of our house-walking candidates a few months back on The Wheels Down Politics Show).
Linehan’s entrance would certainly up the money in this one, and make it one of the races to watch for 2016. We look forward to an official announcement.
There are a few more things to talk about on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but we will cut it short here for now.
One, to hail the civil rights hero and honor him on this day. And the next time you are in Washington, DC, be sure to take a walk around his Memorial around the Tidal Basin near the FDR and Jefferson Memorials.
And the next “big day”?
Hey, Sunday, January 17th was the 10 Year Anniversary of Leavenworth St!
Things started here back in 2006, and we were talking about the Governor’s race, and the Senate race and all the issues that…we’re still talking about.
And it has been going for 10 years straight, with ONE break on weekly posts back during a busy time in the summer of 2014.
Otherwise it has been Nebraska politics, week in and week out.
Whew! And it ain’t stoppin’!
So… on this “Tin” anniversary…don’t bother sending in your canned goods as a gift.
You may express your appreciation any way you’d like, but one way that would be nice?
Frankly, these are all created to benefit YOU. You get notified every time there is a new post, and follow along live on events like debates and various speeches, as well as breaking news.
But it also helps Leavenworth St. to grow, when others who aren’t aware of the talk of Nebraska politics see YOU following, and get interested. It helps to grow this site and make it all the more likely that Leavenworth St. will be going for another 10 years.
And the last, best gift? TELL a friend. Actually tell a friend about Leavenworth St. Or email them. Or pick up your laptop, clonk them on the head with it and yell, “Leavenworth Street!!!!” Sure, that’s a little less clear, but they’ll eventually figure it out during depositions.
So again, thank YOU for reading, listening and commenting!
TEN years! It has been fun!
Let’s keep going!