If you are reading this in the Lincoln, Nebraska area sometime before 2:30pm on Tuesday, note that Heidi Cruz (i.e. Mrs. Ted) will be at Apothecary Lofts & Ridnour Room, 140 N 8th St, from 1:15 – 2:30pm.
For more info, check the Facebook invite.
Mrs. Cruz visited Omaha, Fremont and Norfolk yesterday.
In all of the hustle and bustle over the weekend, it was missed that the OWH endorsed retired Brigadier General Don Bacon over Chip Maxwell for the Nebraska 2nd District GOP Primary.
Now stop your screaming.
That does not mean that Bacon is absolutely ruled out from winning now!
It makes his task just more…challenging.
Now with all of the heart-warming mentions that the OWH made about Bacon, don’t think that they’re not playing the long game.
They’ll still endorse Brad Ashford in November.
And they’ll couch it with, “But see! We had endorsed Bacon!”
DC via OMA
Noted by a politico after the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee’s nearly half a million dollars worth of ads for Chip Maxwell in the 2nd District Republican primary…
The DCCC’s Political Director is a guy named Ian Russell.
Russell’s political pedigree includes…
- Campaign director for the Nebraska Democrat Party.
- Legislative aide to Democrat Nebraska State Senator Tom White.
- Consultant for Tom White’s Congressional campaign against Lee Terry.
Gee. One wonders which DC Democrat could have such strong feelings about Nebraska’s 2nd District race that they would stick their nose all the way into the Republican primary.
It is funny that no one on either side can think of any time a party has gone so far as to buy ads directly for another party’s Congressional candidate. As noted here before, that’s pretty brash.
And one can only think of who would want to show what a big D he can be by swinging his way into the other party’s primary.
On that note, the Don Bacon campaign called on Chip Maxwell and Brad Ashford to denounce the $430,000 worth of ads being paid for by the Democrats in favor of Maxwell.
Sort of a pro forma act by the Bacon camp. If they don’t say it who will.
Of course Maxwell is just shrugging it off, and no doubt couldn’t be happier.
And Ashford will absolutely do no more than lift his shoulders up and down to indicate he dudn’t know nuthin’.
Requiescat in Pace
The Republican political community is mourning the loss today of Paul Welday who died at the young age of 57 in Michigan.
Welday was the chief of staff, and top political lieutenant of former Omaha Mayor P.J Morgan.
Welday managed Morgan’s initial campaign for Mayor in 1989. He then went on to work in the Mayor’s office during Morgan’s first term, before heading to bigger GOP pastures. He spent most of the rest of his career in the Michigan area, including working for U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg.
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