[embedit snippet=”nebraska-ppp”]In case there was any question about whether Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse was actually ENDORSING Ted Cruz for President, apparently his staff is spelling it out for reporters.
You will remember that Sasse Tweeted that he had voted for Ted Cruz:
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) April 15, 2016
But Politico reports…
“…you’re getting ahead of yourself if you call that an official blessing, aides say.”
The gamesmanship on this should get up to NBA levels as there is a much more convincing chorus that the convention will definitely be “open”. The question will be, however, if Trump is very close to 1,237, should he get the nomination?
Or will his lack of organization doom him, and thus the nom?
The view here is that the Ben Sasse type of “endorsement” may reflect many delegates who take the journey to Cleveland. They are “Cruz delegates”, but they aren’t Cruz delegates.
(Which always takes me back to this exchange:
“What do you mean? It’s an elephant, isn’t it?”
“Well, it is and it isn’t, if you understand what I mean.”)
Point being, being anti-Trump, doesn’t make you “pro-Cruz”.
And Sasse’s staff have confirmed that.
The May 10th Primary in South Omaha’s Legislative District 7 should be an interesting one to watch.
The District is heavy Democrat…but there are no Democrat races on the ballot. The Dems did their caucus instead of a primary. Brad Ashford doesn’t have any competition in his primary.
So it will be interesting to see what kind of turnout actually happens.
Republicans will have a vested interest in the Presidential race. And the Congressional primary between Bacon and Maxwell will raise some heads as well.
But for that Legislative race, there is only one Republican, State Senator Nicole Fox. There are two Dems, Tony Vargas and John Synowiecki. But who turns out for the Dems? And then, do they split the vote?
Taking one step at a time, Senator Nicole Fox needs to get past May 10th before she can campaign for the General. Sure that may be more difficult. But it makes for an gamey challenge if she can get past at least one of her two opponents.
And a side note is that Democrat candidate Tony Vargas has been eligible to vote since 2002. However investigation into voting records show that he has voted a grand total of…twice. 2014 Primary and General.
A review shows that he did not even register to vote until October of 2012 and even then did not vote in 2012 General Election.
It is a race to watch.
May the road rise to meet you…
My condolences if you are mourning the sudden death of Prince. Appreciate the talent, though his music wasn’t my bag.
However, I do want to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of retired District Court Judge Michael McGill. I had few interactions with him in court, but outside of it, he was a great guy and a pleasure to talk to.
Requiescat in Pace.