Retired Brigadier General Don Bacon, candidate for the 2nd Congressional District Republican nomination put out his first TV ad yesterday.
See it here:
This ad is up on broadcast TV and cable as of yesterday, and will have an extended run.
A nice intro ad with some military lingo (“I can no longer stand down…”).
Only suggestion would be at the end to add “Congress” with the yard-sign name. Just like they’ll see it on the ballot…
The latest debate in the Legislature today comes regarding DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Youth — a/k/a DREAMers being eligible for professional licenses in Nebraska.
As you know, DREAMers are those children of illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. under the age of 16, but have been schooled and live in Nebraska since. They are a federally authorized group, but have had various issues under state law.
Under the proposed LB 947, they would be PRESUMED ELIGIBLE for a professional license. While presumed eligible and operating under such a license, they may undergo background checks such as the “Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements” (SAVE). These checks can sometimes take up to 19 months.
So here’s the rub: One of the licenses that they may obtain is to store or use explosive materials. And such an individual could have this license for a year and a half before a full check is done.
Should there be limits on just what type of license someone could get, while they are presumed eligible? Is something like this just a little broad? Have all of these licenses been thought through?
And then, not for nothing, there is also a license to handle and control fertilizer products. Which aren’t always used to fertilize crops.
Could this be a national security issue?
Presumed eligible for an explosives license?
Presumed eligible for just about anything?
One would hope this doesn’t turn into another “leaving the adopted kids at the Nebraska firehouse” situation.
And feelin’ fine…
The battle for LD 39 — State Senator Beau McCoy’s current seat is on.
And you can watch a candidate forum featuring the candidates in the race right here:
That’ll be (alphabetically) Democrat Bill Armbrust, Republican Pat Borchers and Republican Lou Ann Linehan (though it should probably be noted that Linehan is a supporter of Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford, if that matters to you as a Republican).
Don’t expect a debate here. This isn’t quite a paint drying/water boiling level, but it is only 28 minutes. It’s not bad for some background.
Waiting to Cruz
FWIW, CNN reported yesterday that Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse did not comment when asked if he would be endorsing Ted Cruz before the Nebraska GOP Primary.
Thing is, at this point if Sasse DOESN’T endorse Cruz, it will stand out. He could even appear with him, and a non-endorsement would be awkward.
The guess here is that he is just holding off until the time is right. One would think that will be before May 10th.
I will follow