And, as has been written here for the past month, good luck with that.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s approval rating is at 60%.
The word on the street is that Jean Stothert raised more than $375K at an event 2 weeks ago.
And the rollout of her budget received rave reviews.
So not sure what Mello’s big plan will be — maybe he’s going to run for City Council. But if the plan is to topple a popular Mayor, maybe he should have other plans.
Though 2nd District Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford is apparently off catching trout at Lake Avoidamehillary for the week, he DID have time to put a new TV spot out.
See it here:
In the ad he says, “in Washington, I worked with Republican to fix ObamaCare and pass a Balanced Budget Amendment.”
And that’s a pretty good line for Ashford to try to take the GOP Primary. Trying to outflank Don Bacon on the right…..
Wait. This is his GENERAL election ad? So Ashford’s NOT a Republican?
Oh wait. It turns out that he has Hillary-itis and that this is FALSE.
Per the Don Bacon for Congress campaign, this claim is — as Veep Biden would say — Malarkey!
The 114th Congress has not voted on a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) (the last time they did was 2011).
But Ashford did introduce his own version of the BBA — and had ZERO Republican cosponsors.
And Ashford has not CO-Sponsored ANY GOP-led BBAs.
Oh, and ObamaCare can’t be “fixed”.
So, the only part that Ashford seemed to get right was that he is IN Washington.
The rest, not so much.
By the way, for those of you who are certain that Hillary’s gonna win, you better not side with Ashford.
Hillary keeps LISTS on those who don’t have her back. (Such as members who don’t attend her rallies in their district.)
And Paul Ryan just took out a disloyal fellow Republican in Kansas (with the help of Pete Ricketts’ dad).
Ashford has completely neutered himself from having any influence with either party. You got that’s 2nd District? His middle-of-the-road-iness has rendered him a complete zero.
Maybe Brad’s hoping to be a Trump guy…