Archive for the 'Nebraska 08' Category

Kleeb to Face Johanns

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Not content with their failure to recruit their two strongest possible candidates to face off with former Gov. Mike Johanns, Nebraska Democrats decided on Tuesday to nominate darling of the left-wing blogosphere Scott Kleeb rather than DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer recruit businessman and former Republican Tony Raimondo. In fairness, Kleeb overperformed in Nebraska’s solidly […]

Johanns Nabs Chamber Endorsement

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

On Thursday, the US Chamber of Commerce endorsed former Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns in his race to replace retiring Republican Senator Chuck Hagel. The endorsement comes as no surprise as Johanns has been known as a tax cutter and a free trader. His opponents, on the other hand, look to government for solutions […]

Kleeb Files in Nebraska

Monday, February 25th, 2008

After whiffing on attempts to recruit former Sen. Bob Kerrey and Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey, the Democrats now have a competitive primary that will split the Party in two all in a losing effort.  Upon failing to recruit Kerrey or Fahey, Sen. Chuck Schumer looked to Republican Tony Raimondo.  After some convincing, Raimondo changed his […]

“Democrat Running for Senate”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Although it looks like it could be from The Onion, that is in fact the headline from Lincoln Channel 10 in Nebraska.  Apparently Larry Marvin, whose political experience consists of a single loss in a race for the State Legislature a decade ago, has decided that he’s bored and needs something to do this year.  […]

Dems Recruit Likes Johanns

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

H/T: Dave Sund: Nebraska Democrats have successfully recruited a Republican to run for Senate.  Word is that Tony Raimondo, who was seeking the Republican nomination before former Gov. Mike Johanns entered the race, will now change parties and seek the Dem nod.  So what does the latest Republican only Democrat in the race have to […]

Bruning Does the Right Thing

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning called it quits on his Senate campaign Tuesday night, deciding instead to endorse the candidacy of former Gov. Mike Johanns.  The Democrats are disappointed as this makes things even more difficult for lefty favorite Scott Kleeb, whom they think to be a strong candidate for Senate after he lost a Congressional […]

Inhouse Business

Friday, November 16th, 2007

The battle to determine who will replace Sen. Chuck Hagel in 2009 will be strictly a Republican affair.  A new Research 2000 poll conducted for DailyKos shows that there won’t be any significant competition from Democrats next year. Scott Kleeb, a darling of the Nutroots, runs stronger against AG Jon Bruning than against former Gov. Mike […]

NE Dems Whiff Again

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

As if any further proof was needed to demonstrate that DSCC head Chuck Schumer has lost his touch, Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey has decided to take a pass on the Nebraska Senate race.  Democrats at every level had been encouraging Fahey to run after they missed the first (and perhaps only viable) choice former Sen. […]

Schumer Has Lost His Touch

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Within the last two days, DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer has suffered two setbacks that have severely impaired his chances of expanding the map.  In Texas, Mikal Watts, who had pledged to spend millions of dollars of his own money financing his campaign, has decided to drop his long-shot bid at unseating Sen. John Cornyn.  Though […]

Field Clearing for Johanns

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Former Rep. Hal Daub announced that he is dropping out of the Nebraska Senate race and instead endorsing former Gov. Mike Johanns.  Daub has done the right thing in putting the Party and the cause above his ego.  The race now features two viable candidates, with Attorney General John Bruning still running his campaign.  Bruning […]