A new Hillary Clinton ad out in the Warren Buffett…er…Omaha media market features a series of Republicans criticizing Donald Trump.
And it includes Ben Sasse.
See it here:
Now, anyone can use pretty much anything in a political ad. Even one’s positive statements can end up in someone else’s negative ad.
But note what many Nebraskans have been telling Sasse at his meetings — sometimes outside of his meetings — across the state: By hammering Donald Trump over and over and over again, he’s helping Hillary.
Sasse’s response to this has often been, “No, I’m not supporting EITHER candidate!”
But this is what happens. He ends up in an ad for Hillary, just like Hillary’s pal Warren wanted.
May not be the last.
My baby, she wrote me a letter
Leavenworth St. reported on Friday that sources said Unicameral Speaker Galen Hadley was going to be delivering a “Letter of Reprimand” to state Senator Ernie Chambers over his various crude statements in a recent “Ernie-gram.”
But apparently on Friday, Hadley’s office was insisting “there is no letter!”
Leavenworth St.’s sources in the Capitol say there certainly was a letter, and that it is possible someone backed off, or became skittish when the news went public.
In any case, the only way an actual letter is “effective” is if it IS public. So a private “Letter of Reprimand” would be a zero. Though a private, spoken reprimand would have the potential to have more effect, since a public criticism of Chambers would likely only embolden him.
It is an fine line, though one would hope that Nebraskans could also know that their representatives will stand up to the bullying of Chambers.
In the mean time, officially, still silence.
How’s the weather up there?
The NRCC’s man on the Hill does his best to corner Democrat Congressman Brad Ashford on his feelings towards Hillary Clinton.
The tracker asks Ashford if he thinks Hillary is “honest and trustworthy.”
Ashford won’t answer.
Though he does say he “supports her“.
See it here:
Of course “supports Hillary” has a whole new meaning now…
National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez, who often writes on religious themes, has a post on NRO about a recent dinner in DC featuring Democrat Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Republican Congressman, and Nebraskan, Jeff Fortenberry.
The Congresspeople were featured at a dinner speaking about the rights of Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East. This has been a particular cause for Fortenberry over the years. He is known for his strong support for religious freedom, particularly in the mideast — something that isn’t always well known to those in his district.
Read it here.
Missed something there?
Finally, Don Walton’s Monday political column in the LJS is always enjoyable reading, as it is the only political column in the large state fishwraps. Today he fills it with his usual stuff: Obama, Hillary, and Gaia help him, the Yankees.
But Walton also endeavors to find some sort of balance in his column. And so he writes about Don Bacon, Ben Sasse…and Tommy Garrett.
Funny thing about Garrett though; Walton notes that while he voted against the Gas Tax, he voted for licenses for DREAMers, stopping the death penalty, and for his pet issue, of expanding marijuana use for medical purposes.
Just sort of chuckle-worthy that Walton left out one issue, or person, who Garrett supports: Donald Trump.
That wouldn’t have helped Walton’s story as much…
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