Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford has decided that Republican Congressional candidate Don Bacon is a threat.
Don is such a threat that Ashford sent a spy to Bacon’s campaign headquarters last week.
But not just any spy. Not some unassuming college kid. Or even a grandma.
No, Brad Ashford sent his District Director’s husband in to see what he could find out at Don Bacon’s office opening.
Bacon invited in his volunteers and supporters to his office opening last Thursday evening. Everyone pretty much knew and recognized each other.
So when a little boy told his mommy that “the creepy man alone in the corner with the camera” was scaring him, Bacon’s campaign peeps took to see what was going on.
And who was wielding the iPhone, but one Clayton Johnson, new hubby of Ashford’s District Director (and former State Senator) Amanda McGill Johnson. Seems that Clayton was surprised that he was immediately recognized by the Bacon campaigners, but continued skulking around the office.
Then it was made clear to him that this was a party for supporters…not “Trackers”.
Clayton didn’t budge.
It was made clear to him that he was trespassing on private property.
Mr. Amanda McGill held his ground.
He was warned that the police would be called if he did not leave.
Johnson called their bluff.
So, the Bacon peeps called the po-po.
And Clayton Johnson literally ran and hid.
Don’t believe it?
Here is the husband of Congressman Brad Ashford’s District Director hiding behind a car so that he won’t be seen or arrested.
Usually trackers find candidates at public forums so that they can hold them to their statements. “You say now that you’re against that bill, but back in February you said that you supported it.”
But this kind of stuff — sending in a spy to the campaign HQ — is much more of the dirty tricks variety. It is hoping that they’ll capture something really juicy when the candidate thinks he is only around like-minded folks. It’s hoping that Bacon will say something that he wouldn’t say anywhere else.
Except that Don Bacon is a retired Brigadier General who says what he means and means what he says. He doesn’t pussy-foot around, trying to be all things to all people.
But the fact that Brad Ashford is sending in his spy-team should tell you that Ashford is just a LEEEETLE worried about Don Bacon. And for his own re-election prospects.
When you’re confident, you don’t release the parking-lot ninjas.
And as long as we are on Brad Ashford’s staff, note that his above-referenced District Director, former Democrat State Senator Amanda McGill Johnson is running for the Millard School Board.
Ms. McGill represented her district in central Lincoln, Nebraska when she was in the Unicameral. Prior to that she was a TV reporter in Sioux City, Iowa.
Now that she is working for Ashford, she moved to Omaha from her Lincoln district, but she does not have any children in the Millard School District.
But she wants to put HER stamp on the Millard School Board.
What a fine place to try to reignite one’s political career! (You know, since when she ran for State Auditor in 2014 that didn’t work out.)
Millard schools have an abstinence based sex-ed policy.
Millard backed the Catholic schools on the NSAA transgender rule.
Maybe former Senator McGill could insert her NEW way of thinking into the Millard community.
But no word on whether she will be sending in her ninja-husband into Millard School Board opponents’ HQs.
Keep an eye on the parking lots.
Quoth the Gipper…
And on that note, Brad Ashford had a Tweet on Saturday…
If you’re having trouble dealing with the federal bureaucracy, we’re here to help. Follow the link to learn more. https://t.co/gsuiwTLHAF
— Brad Ashford (@RepBradAshford) February 27, 2016
…that recalled another, very famous, quote:
Seems to have walked right into that one…
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If you missed it, see the morning post featuring Senator Ben Sasse’s announcement regarding who he won’t support as the GOP nominee.
(Hint: It rhymes with “Stump”.)