Nebraska 2014

By: Mr. T on April 6, 2009
Don Walton has an interesting column this morning, providing a good, helicopter's view level of the political landscape in the state for the next few years. I'd say its a pretty accurate one. Basically, he predicts that most of the state's higher offices will be locked up by current politicians. Its no secret that Jon Bruning has an eye on the governor's office, one he should be competitive for, and Mike Foley as a candidate makes sense too. I'd like to hold out for Mike "the Executioner" Flood, however. Flood has proven to be a very effective, moderate, and charismatic state lawmaker with a strong command of Nebraska policy issues. I'd much prefer to see him as governor than Bruning. Bruning - the idealogue that he is - would probably be better off in the house representing the state in its congressional delegation. The only problem with that is that our district is locked up by Jeff Fortenberry, who has also proven to be a very solid representative. Its too bad Bruning can't somehow try and bid for Lee Terry's position.


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April 6, 2009 at 2:18PM

Any chance Democrats will overtake Republicans in voter registration by 2015? Maybe these fine Republicans will have some competition for their ambitions.

April 6, 2009 at 3:37PM

I doubt it in this state.

April 6, 2009 at 4:46PM

That would be awesome though.

April 6, 2009 at 8:47PM

I like Foley as auditor and Osborn has done a decent job as treasurer. I’m not a fan of Bruning and am not inclined to vote for Heineman or any of the rest of the republicans. The GOP lost me when they started letting the religious right and the neo-conservatives dominate.

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