A Story That Needed Telling
I have been very angry, though privately, with people who have attacked Ben Sasse for being friends with Mike Leavitt, the former Bush Secretary of Health and Human Services who sucks on Obamacare. I have been privy to private information. I’m very glad the Sasse campaign is now telling this story. On the day Ben Sasse was to meet his new boss, Mike Leavitt, Ben’s | Read More »
Pete Ricketts for Nebraska Governor
Pete Ricketts is running for Governor of Nebraska. I’m very happy to endorse his candidacy. Nebraska has a lot of farmers and one of the things Pete has championed is a proposal to reduce property taxes on family farms. Pete is a fiscal conservative and also a solid social conservative. He’s long been involved in Nebraska politics and in conservative politics. He is the former | Read More »
Tom Coburn Supports Ben Sasse Too
Senator Tom Coburn is endorsing Ben Sasse for the Senate. Sen. Coburn joins an ever growing list of conservatives doing so. National Review, the Club for Growth, RedState, the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mark Levin, Paul Ryan, and more are all on board. In fact, Sasse’s campaign may be the one this year that stands out as united several parts of the conservative movement. About the | Read More »
Why The Rush To Support Ben Sasse, RedState?
Let me first make clear that I am not trying to smear Ben Sasse, a Republican running for Senate in Nebraska. The Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund found fit to endorse him, and Erick is heavily promoting him. But I’m not sold on him. I’m just not sure that he has been properly vetted, and to be fair neither has his main opponent, | Read More »
Ben Sasse Has Momentum in Nebraska
It is time for you too to get behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Senate Primary. At three percent in the polls this past June, Sasse is now tied at the front with Mitch McConnell’s pick. Unsurprisingly, Mitch McConnell and the Washington Lobbyist crowd’s pick does best with people who don’t like the tea party and Sasse does best with those who do like the | Read More »
Connecting More Dots
As I mentioned yesterday, Ben Sasse of Nebraska is running for the Senate against a guy who has Mitch McConnell’s backing. Some of McConnell’s friends are holding a fundraiser for Sasse’s opponent at the NRSC. One name stands out pretty significantly on the invitation: Billy Piper. Mr. Piper is not just Mitch McConnell’s former Chief of Staff. He’s now a well paid lobbyist working on | Read More »
Ben Sasse Unites Conservatives, But Runs Afoul of Mitch McConnell
Ben Sasse may be the most unique candidate running for the Senate this year. This candidate in Nebraska has united parts of the conservative movement that often, these days, find themselves on opposite sides. The Senate Conservative Fund supports him. RedState supports him. The Club for Growth supports him. Paul Ryan supports him. He has the National Review cover profile, joining both Ted Cruz and | Read More »
You Need Ben Sasse in the Senate
Right now you need to go to Ben Sasse’s website and give him every penny you can muster. National Review has declared him the next big thing. He’s considered an intellectual heavyweight on healthcare. He is opposed to Obamacare and pledges to fight for its full repeal. He is a committed, pro-life conservative. But because he is being supported by conservatives, including the Jim DeMint | Read More »
Interior: Keystone XL Pipeline will impact “cultural soundscapes” and “high quality night skies”.
As part of the State Department’s review of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, 1.2 million comments have been received from interested parties including environmental groups and the public at large. The Department of the Interior has commented too, expressing concern that TransCanada’s impact during construction and during pipeline operation will disrupt the “cultural soundscapes” and “high quality night skies” at national parks and recreation areas | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take- Part 4
In the Midwest races, five in number, the five current seats are held by Republicans with one- Dave Heineman in Nebraska- being term-limited. Other than perhaps Iowa, all are fairly reliable red states: Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and South Dakota. The dynamics in South Dakota are dictated by the open senatorial race due to the retirement of Tim Johnson there. The Democrats have to defend this | Read More »
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 »
Eastern Nebraska Republicans: What are you doing to elect Deb Fischer?
This question is posed to those Nebraska Republicans who always seem to get squishy this time of year. We are within two weeks of election day. What are our friends in Douglas County doing to win this Senate seat for the first time in 42 years? I say this because Deb Fischer will do fine in the western part of the state. All we need | Read More »
36 Days to Election Day: Nebraska
When Ben Nelson announced that he was not running for reelection to the Senate from Nebraska, Republican eyes lit up. If ever there was a seat ripe for the taking, this was it. Nebraska is a decidedly red, conservative state. For his part, Nelson had drawn the ire of the Democratic Party on many occasions since he often sided with the GOP on many issues. | 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 »