Moving Beyond Prairie Populism in the Great Plains
Another pickup opportunity in a red state has presented itself for conservatives. We must choose wisely. Jeff Fortenberry is the most liberal member of an underperforming delegation in the conservative state of Nebraska. With Mike Johanns retiring his seat in 2014, Fortneberry is considering a bid for his seat. Well, conservatives should consider his voting record. In 2011, he voted along with leadership for the | Read More »
A handy checklist for the rumored Chuck Hagel appointment.
Just some things to keep in mind: Chuck Hagel has a problem with Israel. Specifically – and as per the, um, National Jewish Democratic Council – Chuck Hagel has a real problem with supporting Israel over the terrorist groups that have been trying to destroy Israel within my lifetime, and probably yours as well. It was reported that American Jewish leaders gave administration staffers an | Read More »
Will Gay Marriage or the Tea Party Have a Bigger Impact in 2012?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Romney’s reaction to Obama’s gay marriage support, his missed opportunity with the GOP base, and why both the establishment and Tea Party could lose in Nebraska. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d | Read More »
Jon Bruning Loves Eric Holder. Ronald Reagan and the Boy Scouts? Not Exactly.
The candidates for U.S. Senate in Nebraska had a debate the other night. When asked to name a mistake they’ve made in their adult life, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning was the only candidate who couldn’t think of one. “I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I think if you ask my wife she could tell you that,” he said. “There’s so many it’s hard to put | Read More »
By Jon Bruning’s Own Logic, Is He Into Gay Marriage and Inappropriate Relationships With Kids?
What a miserable question to have to ask about Nebraska Attorney General and Republican Senate Candidate Jon Bruning — in effect is he, at best, a creepy pervert and at worst a monster. But before you pick up pitch forks and torches against me for asking the question, you need to understand that this is Jon Bruning’s own tortured logic in the Nebraska Senate Republican | Read More »
Jon Bruning Would Still Vote for Holder
If we ever desire to win a conservative majority even within the Republican conference, we must elect unvarnished conservatives in solid red states like Nebraska. That’s why we are supporting Don Stenberg, a man who has held consistent conservative views, for Senate. Unfortunately, Jon Bruning is spending a lot of money convincing people that he is something that he never was before he decided to | Read More »
Jon Bruning Also Supported Liberal Activist Thomas Perez
The race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska is pretty straight-forward. Don Stenberg is a genuine, lifelong conservative with a great record while his opponent, Jon Bruning, has a very questionable habit of supporting liberals and liberal ideas. Last week we learned that Bruning not only supported President Obama’s controversial nomination of Eric Holder to be Attorney General, but he won’t back | Read More »
Bob Kerrey’s unfriendly welcome back to Nebraska politics
Medal of Honor recipient, former Senator, and former Governor Bob Kerrey has announced he will run for Senate in Nebraska to replace Ben Nelson, the man who replaced him in the Senate. Common sense suggests a multiple-time statewide winner with a distinguished personal history would be a favorite to win the open seat. New polling however suggests Kerrey is a large underdog to Republican Jon | Read More »
On The Senate
According to the vote count that leaked out, Senator Roy Blunt became Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman with 25 votes and Senator Ron Johnson lost with 22 votes. Let me be up front that I genuinely like Roy Blunt. But I also think Senator Blunt is part of the status quo problem in Washington. My support of Ron Johnson was about Ron Johnson being a | Read More »
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Anti-Pipeline Dave Heineman Should Not Run for Senate in Nebraska
One of the biggest political and policy winners for Republicans is their strong support for expeditious approval of the Keystone Pipeline. Their unified support for this propitious project has provided voters with a sharp contrast to Obama’s casual disregard for private-sector job creation and cheap energy for consumers. Hence, it is a no-brainer that the pipeline issue should be used as a rallying cry for | Read More »
Nebraska Gov. Heineman to the Left of Obama Administration on Keystone Pipeline
After three years of cumbersome red tape, environmental impact studies, and endless litigation, the Canadian Keystone KL Pipeline extension project is close to obtaining final approval from the State Department. This $7 billion pipeline project, when completed, would transport over 700,000 barrels of oil per day from the Canadian tar sands in northeast Alberta to the hungry oil refineries on the Texas Gulf coast. This | Read More »
RS Gathering 2011: Don Stenberg (R CAND, NE-SEN PRIMARY).
This is, unfortunately, a bit late: there were some problems with this and another video, which have seen been resolved. At any rate, Don was one of our speakers at the Gathering – he’s hoping to defeat the other pseudo-moderate Democratic Senator named Nelson in the US Senate – and Don took a few moments to talk with us the night before: Don’s site is | Read More »
Elk Creek, Nebraska, rare earths, niobium
…what am I doing with that title? I’m keywording for the benefit of future researchers for the Bureau of the Interior who will need to look up this story about how the town of Elk Creek, Nebraska may be sitting on top of what may be an incredibly valuable (and incredibly strategic) deposit of rare earths, including niobium. Short version: a lot of our favorite | Read More »
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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Sen Ben Nelson (D, NE): ‘I know about holograms.’
This is one of those ‘funny when it happens to other countries’ stories. Some background: Senator Tom Harkin (D) of Iowa, having happily participated in saddling the American people with trillions of dollars of generational debt at the behest of his liberal party leadership, has decided to make things right for folks by introducing a bill to cap ATM fees. Gee. Thanks, Tommie. Anyway, the | Read More »