Jerry Kratochvil 02Leavenworth St. ( has been the talk of Nebraska politics, and the state’s top political blog, since January 2006.

Leavenworth St. has been featured in the Washington Post, National Review, Wall St. Journal, Drudge Report, Lincoln Journal Star, KFAB, KLIN and local television news.

Leavenworth Street moved from the old URL at to in December 2010.


The founder and editor of Leavenworth St. is Jerry Kratochvil, who from 2006 through February 2015 was known only as “Street Sweeper”.

Kratochvil is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and has worked on campaigns in Nebraska and Iowa, and as a Congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Creighton Prep, Boston College and the Creighton University School of Law.

Kratochvil has been a featured political commenter on Omaha’s NewsRadio 1110AM, KFAB. He also is the host of the “Wheels Down Politics Show” podcast at featuring national, state and local guests discussing political topics of the day.

To contact Jerry Kratochvil, email him at LeavenworthSt at Gmail-dot-com, or connect with him on the Twitter @LeavenworthSt.