State Senator Bill Kintner was on the Drive Time Lincoln show on KLIN with Coby Mach yesterday and talked about what his plans are after he receives the letter from the Legislature’s Executive Board regarding their request (demand?) that he resign.
Hear it here:
Interestingly, Kintner says — three times — that he hasn’t made up his mind on what he will do, and wants to read the Executive Board’s letter.
Unknown. But it is certainly interesting that the Board decided to send him this letter and he in turn has expressed a willingness to “listen”. It would almost seem as if there was an understanding from each side that things were still in motion.
Of course, if they are, Senator Colby Coash is out of the loop as he simply stated that it was no use trying again with Kintner.
As noted here before, if Kintner does resign sometime before the 9th, it would mean his seat would go on the ballot, but purely to write-in candidates. If after, it’s the Governor’s appointee.
The fact that Kintner would not give a definitive “no I won’t resign” when asked, with the Board sending a letter containing nothing new, makes it a head scratcher.
If he DOES quit, I’m betting on 7pm Saturday…
Ice wagons and yard signs
The WJS today has a story about the Trump campaign’s staffing since he secured the nomination. The gist is that while the Clinton camp is doing the usual ground game, Trump has nearly ignored it in many states — for instance still getting County Chairs in the swing state of Iowa.
But interestingly enough, Trump may also be winning Iowa — or it seems it will be close, at a minimum.
Of all the things people don’t like about Trump and the way this campaign has gone, in the end it could shed some light on a new way of using campaign resources, while still being effective. On the one hand, campaigners may look at how important a ground game is in someplace like Virginia.
But they may also look at how to spend valuable resources on areas they think they can eke out — or choose to spend in other ways.
Of course Presidential campaigns are much different than down-ballot races, and no one would suggest going door-to-door in a city council race is outdated. But if Trump has any success, candidates are likely to take a look at what should be updated in a system that has had a certain mindset for a long time.
Of course, if he gets demolished, it will simply be, “told ya so”.
Be sure to whack a kid on the shoulder and let them know what they are witnessing this season.
First time EVAH
Republican 2nd District Congressional candidate, Retired Brigadier General Bacon, received endorsement of Nebraska State Troopers Association this past weekend.
These endorsements are nice, but what makes this one unusual is that this is the first time the Association has ever endorsed a federal candidate.
They said Bacon has, “dedicated his life to serving the citizens of the United States, much like members of our organization have, so there’s definitely a kindred spirit there. We think he can do good things in DC so we want to step forward and endorse him.”
Not a bad pick-up.