Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse waged an all-out Public Relations battle yesterday, after telling Washington, D.C. reporters that delegates at the Nebraska Republican Convention were not “representative of what most Americans think and what most Nebraskans think.”
• Paid for Facebook ads to say he was praising the NEGOP
• Held an interview with KFAB’s Chris Baker
• Held an interview with the Lincoln Journal-Star’s Don Walton
• Held an interview with the Nebraska Radio Network’s Brent Martin
• Sent out emails from the “Sasse for Senate” campaign address
It was that last one that was especially curious, for a couple of reasons.
First, you saw yesterday that Sasse’s comments (quoted above) after he gave his speech at the Washington, D.C. American Enterprise Institute, were reported exactly the same in the Washington Examiner and in Joe Morton’s story in the OWH.
Here is the Washington Examiner headline…
And here is the original, online OWH headline…
Ah, but that was before the OWH’s print headline writer got their hands on it — or someone got to them.
Because the PRINT headline read:
Now those two headlines for the same story in the OWH are just a bit different, eh?
Same story, mind you, where Senator Sasse says that Nebraska GOP delegates don’t represent most Nebraskans — and further that the Republican party is a “failed enterprise”.
And guess which headline Senator Sasse (still says “Republican” under his name) used in his campaign emails yesterday to Republican Party members. Except that he pulled quotes from the story and conveniently chopped out the intro paragraph that included Sasse hammering the NEGOP.
That email looked like this:
And the paid Facebook ads used the same headline with a photo saying Sasse praises Nebraska activist.
He also suggested to the Nebraska Radio Network that most Nebraska Republicans don’t want Trump. Which is an interesting position to take, seeing as Trump won 61% of the Republican vote statewide.
But Sasse did not address his suggestions of a Third Party candidate, and how this conflicts with his position as an elected Republican.
He certainly did not address his statement that Republican delegates don’t represent the ideas of Nebraskans. (Yet, still asks for donations in the email after bashing Nebraskans???)
And he did not apologize for going to Washington and trashing those Nebraskans.
Ashford loves Bacon (polls)
Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford has concurred with the recent poll put out by Republican General Don Bacon’s campaign that shows Bacon up on Ashford:
Well come now Brad. Your peeps, the DCCC noted that Bacon is the centrist candidate in this campaign.
And the polls agree with them:
Don Bacon (R) . . . . . . . 44.15%
Brad Ashford (D) . . . . . 42.38%
Steven Laird (L) . . . . . . . 5.09%
Undecided . . . . . . . . . . . 8.38%
So at least we are all in agreement.
The DCCC says General Don Bacon is the centrist candidate to represent the 2nd District in this campaign.
And Brad Ashford agrees with Bacon’s poll.
The Clintons and The Kleebs
Well, it took a week, but the OWH has discovered the Wall Street Journal’s story (which is now out from behind the paywall, so you can read for free) about Scott and Jane Kleeb’s “energy” company in Hastings, that is foisted up by tax payer money and Bill and Hillary Clinton’s non-profit foundation.
And here is a shocker.
Scott Kleeb, “could not respond in detail to the story now.”
Could not or would not?
Day and Night
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