Congressman Don Bacon announced his campaign filings with the Federal Election Commission yesterday — raising over $270K for the second quarter of 2017, with a total of over $500K for the year.
So let us compare a couple of other announced candidate for #NE02.
Kara Eastman announced for the 2nd District seat, officially, on May 24th. She had things in the works before then of course, and started fund raising right away.
So, while Don Bacon raised $270K during that period, Kara Eastman raised…$30K. And she’s already spent half of that.
And then there’s Brad Ashford.
FORMER REP Brad Ashford.
Now Ashford announced about a month ago. BUT, he stated back in APRIL that you could “take it to the bank” that either he or his wife would run for Congress.
Well, it doesn’t seem that Ashford has been making too many trips to the bank at all.
Ashford’s total receipts this year: $12K.
(And he’s spent about $9K of that.)
Hey kids, it’s not ALL about money.
But then you have to have SOME money to actually run, you know, a campaign.
That being said, this is the Democrat primary we’re talking about, so a few of those meet-up posters stapled to the light pole outside of Whole Foods should pretty much do it… and bang, Primary.
The other numbers we can throw out (H/T LJS’s Zach Pluhacek) are those from the Morning Consult which show Governor favorability across the nation.
Nebraska’s Pete Ricketts did not crack the Top Ten…but he did hit the Top 15:
In the mean time, some Democrat and Bob Krist are hoping to split up that 28%.
Leavenworth St. has heard other numbers that indicate Ricketts with more faltering numbers than that, particularly in the 2nd District. And then Don Walton is convinced that the torches and pitchforks are coming from Greater Nebraska.
But for Ricketts? Hey he’s doing better than the Cubs right now…
Oh and hey, speaking of those Democrats that we discussed above.
It seems that the Black Caucus of the Democrat Central Committee has taken out their wrath on Chelsey Gentry Tipton (remember her), for her Facebook comments after the assassination attempts in the DC area.
The Black Caucus “censured” her and removed her as Chair of the Caucus.
And good for them. Seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but here’s kudos when they do the right thing.
It would just be nice if the rest of the party could get a handle on the other cretins running amok amongst their supporters.
This time it was “someone” throwing what appeared to be fake blood on the door of Senator Deb Fischer’s office in Lincoln.
Isn’t that lovely.
And who do you suppose did this?
The Tea Party?
So there you go.
Hey Democrats, how about while you’re making motions in your committees you get a hold of the rest of the nutjobs in your party.
The ones who throw blood and the ones who wear masks and the ones who march around with “FUDGE!” on their shirts (but it doesn’t say “fudge”…).
You claim to want to have a decent dialog and then this is what we see on a weekly basis from your supporters.
They’re your people. Figure it out.
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