Welcome back from blowin’ stuff up!
A few quick notes…
ICYMI, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse was off the July 4th parade routes, as he spent the weekend in Afghanistan greeting and thanking the troops.
See his Twitter photo feed to get a taste of his recent trip.
All hat, no cattle
The Hastings Tribune had an interesting interview with a former female chair of the Nebraska Democrat Party…who doesn’t have very nice things to say about its new chair via Hastings, Jane Kleeb.
Deb Hardin Quirk said she didn’t particularly care for how Kleeb went about securing the position leading up to and during this year’s state convention.
She says she is concerned that Kleeb “burned too many bridges” at the election, pitting Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton fans against each other, in order to claim her victory.
And then she adds another chuckler: Jane’s cowboy boots. (You may recall that Jane moved to Nebraska from Florida.)
“She doesn’t realize how that drives people in Omaha up the wall,” Quirk said. “That’s the biggest thing we heard about Scott’s (Kleeb) senate campaign, both of them wearing them. Omaha does not want to look like Cowtown U.S.A.”
2nd or bust
Speaking of Jane, it will be interesting to see the campaign she puts on for Hillary, particularly in the 2nd District.
Anything less than an electoral vote for Hillary in the 2nd will be seen as a loss — particularly if Hillary is putting lots of cash and possibly staff in Omaha as the newsies suggest.
We are told by them that this is NOT simply an extension of the Western Iowa campaign, but a driving force to take Omaha.
There’s the challenge. Will the Bernie partisan accept?