After a tour of the Cleveland Indians’ ballpark yesterday, the Nebraska delegates took to the floor to formally nominate Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.
Committeeman J.L. Spray lead the group, and as these things always play out, extolled the virtues of Nebraska during the roll call of the states:
(Courtesy of @KevinThomasKLIN Radio)
— Kevin Thomas (@KevinThomasKLIN) July 20, 2016
If you can’t listen, as Nebraska’s ambassador, J.L. says…
“Nebraska, The Good Life, with Great Opportunity, the home of Silicon Prairie News, the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, the number one beef producing state in the Union, a place where people find their happiness from honest work , and where a person’s word is their bond…cast their 36 bound delegates for the next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”
The whole gang was at the Pro Football Hall of Fame this morning…
…after a long night of delegating and cheering.
Various photos during the festivities can be found on Leavenworth St.’s “Nebraskans in Cleveland” Twitter list page, but here are a few as well…
Met Governor Christie tonight. pic.twitter.com/yVqj4jAomy
— Coby Mach (@CobyMach) July 20, 2016
— Chris Abboud (@Chris_W_Abboud) July 20, 2016
— Brian Buescher (@BrianBuescher1) July 19, 2016
— Wayne Bena (@WJBena) July 19, 2016
— John W. Orr (@johnworr) July 19, 2016
Oh, and Hal Daub photobombing Sam Fischer’s selfie…
Stay tuned for Day 3!
..Finest Place You Ever Saw…
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert unveiled her budget yesterday, and there were more than a few highlights:
- Lowering Property taxes for the second year in a row.
- Adding additional police officers to make it 56 more since she entered office in 2013.
- Putting forward a plan for street improvement (which she released last week) including more money for snow removal as well.
A solid budget to go with Mayor Stother’s solid record.
FEC what I mean…
The quarterly FEC numbers are out, and Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford has filled up his coffers with over $850K in PAC money. As a matter of fact, only 42% of Ashford’s campaign booty is supplied by individual donors. (In contrast, over 60% of retired Brigadier General Don Bacon’s fundraising is from individuals.)
When the Democrat leadership banged the spoon on the table at Brad that he wasn’t raising enough money, he certainly looked up and did what he was told. And of course this was amplified over the weekend when Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — whom Ashford voted for Speaker — came to Omaha to fine-dine with Ashford.
As has been written here for years now, incumbents are difficult to defeat. One big reason is that lobbyists make it rain on Democrat incumbents like Brad Ashford.
The funny thing is that Ashford’s seat is consistently listed as in-flux. Both parties are spending big in this race. And Ashford is raising the big corporate bucks to try to stay in power.
But Don Bacon is a retired soldier and does not frighten easily. And it’s likely that he will have a few big names coming in to support him as well.
This one will continue to be one to watch.
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