Robynn Tysver at the OWH wrote a glowing piece in the OWH about Legislature candidate LouAnn Linehan’s upcoming fundraiser with Senator Chuck Hagel, complete with photos of her with Hagel and hugging Governor Pete Ricketts.
But the OWH didn’t JUST pump the funder for the recent Virginia prodigal daughter. They turned it into an eVite, complete with Email address at the end of the story to let you know how YOU could attend!
I suppose I’ll need to dive into the archives to see if this is commonplace among ALL of the stories they write about political fundraisers. I’m guessing Pat Borchers hasn’t had any email addresses printed for his funders as he looks to succeed Senator Beau McCoy in West O and Elkhorn.
No word yet as to whether Brad Ashford, who Linehan has contributed to in this years’s 2nd District Congressional race, will be there. Strangely enough, he did not make it into the OWH’s photo collage for the story.
No more conservatives at Creighton, please
Another weird story out of Creighton University.
Remember the Creighton Professor who added a question to a test asking if Donald Trump was the anti-Christ?
Well the student who posted the photo of the question on the Twitter, was sophomore Justin Carrizales.
The College Fix reports that Carrizales is in the ROTC and is Creighton rep for a new national conservative political group for young people, called “Turning Point USA“. Recently Carrizales went to Creighton’s Student Life and Involvement Center (SLIC) to apply to have Turning Point have an official Creighton chapter.
Creighton’s SLIC turned him down.
Because “the proposed club is too similar to other clubs at Creighton”.
They wouldn’t say.
Any other reasons or suggestions or anything?
Well, here are some of the other clubs at Creighton…
Peace and Justice Cooperative (“to address issues of economic inequality, sustainability, human rights, and social justice”)
Today’s Aquatic Protectors (“committed to preserving the water resources of all people”)
One could certainly argue there is a fair amount of overlap between the Green Jays, and the Water People. And then if they had their pizza parties in the same dorm breezeway as the College Dems, with a corner for the Peace and Justice folks, well, you wouldn’t really need THAT many paper plates, not to mention pizzas.
(Though you BETTER have a vegetarian pizza there, and don’t even get me started on gluten.)
So is it really that tough to say “yes” to another pro-conservative group? Sure you’ve got a “Young Americans for Liberty” chapter and of course your College Republicans…but so what? (And oh by the way, apparently the two groups don’t even get along.)
Isn’t college supposed to be about having different choices? Heck, if nothing else, the GOP primary has shown the different factions amongst conservatives today. And is that a BAD thing? (Here is an interesting story about Turning Point USA’s young founder.)
Then again, maybe CU didn’t want to have someone with Carrizales’ Twitter account continuing to give them a bad rap.
Well, let’s just say that disallowing a conservative group isn’t exactly great press for the Hilltoppers.
Don Walton of the LJS wrote up a little news nugget from Senator Deb Fischer’s weekly phone news conference yesterday.
He noted that the Senator is generally not in favor of caucuses — especially for Nebraska Republicans. And further, she likes the idea of rotating regional primaries for the next Presidential election — noting though that maybe her colleagues Senators Grassley and Ernst of Iowa might now agree.
Now, I would not expect the Don to note that this was MY question about the caucuses, and MY suggestion (about the regional primaries) to Senator Fischer. But, you know, I’m telling you here. Just because.
Talkin’ ’bout last night
As I’m writing this, my phone is buzzing with the alerts that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is endorsing Donald Trump.
Certainly interesting, considering he is following it up with undoubtably Trump’s worst debate performance to date.
Marco Rubio clobbered Trump last night — essentially using the same bullying tactics on him that Trump has used on his competitors.
Even if you’re a Trump fan, you have to admit that Rubio saying that Trump repeats himself, then Trump saying, “I don’t repeat myself! I don’t repeat myself!” was pretty funny.
Of course now everyone is saying, “If only Rubio had been doing that from the start!” But no one really knew that was going to be effective for Trump, or effective against him.
And the point that I made on the Twitter, along with everyone else last night was, Will it matter? Yes, Trump got dinged. But there’s a good chance his supporters are cemented, and won’t care. And will the voters coalesce around Rubio now? Cruz did fine, and so did Kasich. Some will float to Rubio, but how does that work for Super Tuesday?
And will Christie’s endorsement make a difference?
It certainly stirs things up.
Be sure to read the Leavenworth St. post earlier today (just below) by L.St. contributor “Cross of Corn” about State Senator Adam Morfeld’s recent foray into the law.
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