It’s the Friday before Election Day.
It’s nearly impossible to get any new mail to voters.
It is surprisingly difficult to add a new advertisement into rotation on TV and radio.
So what do you do when your opponent tells a bald-faced lie against you?
Case in point:
Bruce Bostelman is running against incumbent State Senator Jerry Johnson in District 23 (Ashland, Wahoo, Schuyler, David City…), in what is likely a very tight race.
So a group called, “Common Sense Nebraska” sends out a mailer card, like the ones pouring into your mailbox, that looks like this:
But here’s the problem:
Bostleman fully supports property tax relief (duh)…and that’s what the Nebraska Family Alliance questionnaire says!
Here is their webpage!
Here is a screenshot!
Even Hallie Hamilton, at Nebraska Family Alliance confirmed that Bostelman answered the question that he supports property tax relief — like it says on their site!
Can you fix it? Ha!
So what do you do?
You can try to tell the press and get them to do a big write up on that.
You could have a press conference.
But likely the media will spin it to suit their own predisposition on the issue.
How do we know this?…
Even when it’s obvious…
Well the Nebraska Republican Party called out the Nebraska Democrats and Brad Ashford for LYING on their mailer.
The NDP mailer SPECIFICALLY says that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms, and since Don Bacon isn’t a fan of Planned Parenthood, he must be against mammograms and supports cancer in women.
Except that Planned Parenthood does NOT provide mammograms.
It’s not even a question anymore.
But read the OWH’s story on it (which, btw, SKIPPED the presser on the issue by the Mayor of Omaha, former Governor, City Councilwoman and two State Senators…) and you’d think that the issue is still open.
In Joe Morton’s article, the point about mammograms was buried down on Paragraph 11. And he never wrote that the NDP was lying about this point.
Which IS the point.
So good luck candidates.
It is apparently open season on the truth.
And the supposed truth-tellers ain’t gonna help ya.
OK, got that out of your system?
The latest (final?) ad to close out the Don Bacon for Congress campaign. See it here:
A positive piece from the tough as nails General…who is also one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
Working for it
Because that’s how YOU will keep up with the talk of Nebraska politics!
And Go Huskers!