In case you don’t read the Lincoln Journal-Star (“the what?”), Don Walton wrote an article today about how Omaha State Senator John McCollister’s district is now getting robo-called regarding votes McCollister has made that counter the positions of Governor Pete Ricketts.
The robocalls ask:
Would you be more or less likely to vote for Senator McCollister if you knew he voted to give taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants in the Nebraska Legislature?
Would you be more or less likely to vote for Senator McCollister if you knew that he voted to get rid of the death penalty in the Nebraska Legislature?
Would you be more or less likely to vote for Senator McCollister if you knew that he voted for tax increases in the Nebraska Legislature?
In thinking about the race for Nebraska State Legislature in 2018, will you
vote for Senator John McCollister or do you prefer to give someone else a chance.
McCollister calls this a “shot across the bow,” from Ricketts.
Walton notes that McCollister has been, “exercising his own independent judgment on hot-button issues as a member of the nonpartisan Legislature for four years.”
That’s one way to put it.
Another way would be that McCollister has been voting against Republicans, and these are the breaks.
Feel free to “exercise your independent judgment” as a legislator, but don’t be surprised when you then incur the wrath of voters — or those whom you oppose.
Just hang on a minute…
You saw here last week that word was certainly down that Taylor Royal intends to run for Nebraska State Treasurer.
The OWH got wind of it — as well as his new campaign website:
Well, maybe he wasn’t ready to unveil what’s under the hood, at least not to the OWH.
Then again, they didn’t exactly compliment him on his mayoral run, so whadda you expect…
Hey and there’s Brad Ashford, recently with Mrs. Ashford (Ann Ferlic Ashford, to YOU) in DC recently.
And Brad seems to be getting feisty on the Twitter lately as well:
Sure kinda seems like the Tweet of candidate.
Then again, that Twitter handle doesn’t quite work, now does it?
Hey! You! Time to GIVE!
Omaha Gives! starts tonight at midnight (the Tuesday/Wednesday midnight) and then runs for the next 24 hours.
It is a day set aside to give to your favorite local charities, and then Omaha Gives! supports them with prizes, etc. etc. Very, very good cause.
So lots of folks have their favorite charities, and we have ours:
To get an idea what the Hereditary Cancer Foundation does, take a watch of “Angie’s Story”, and hear her thoughts on what the Hereditary Cancer Foundation does.
Through genetic testing, the gene that causes breast cancer can be identified and the patient can be treated before all the other problems arise.
As Angie says towards the end, had she known about it,
“…I definitely would have had genetic testing…and I would not have had to go through chemotherapy, I wouldn’t have had to go through all the other surgeries. Had I known about genetic testing, I’d be healthy right now.”
Please watch “Angie’s Story”, and then please click this link to go to the Hereditary Cancer Foundation’s Omaha Gives! page and give $10 or $20.
(Heck, you never clicked my Amazon.com links for Gaia’s sake, hows about you give to this good cause, and we’ll call it even?)
Then give yourself an attaboy in the comments.
Thanks and thanks for being involved in Omaha Gives!