Friday, September 28, 2007

RE the U.S. Senate Race: "Let Nebraskans decide"

Jon Bruning:

“The party’s chances are not improved by these heavy-handed attempts from Washington to clear the way for their guy. There are clear differences between me and Mike Johanns, and Republicans deserve a positive campaign based on the issues.”

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jon Bruning on the Laura Ingraham radio show

The Paxalles blog summarizes comments made by Jon Bruning on the Laura Ingraham radio show today.

read::: Paxalles blog

Friday, September 14, 2007

Attorney General Bruning Awards Husker Tickets to Bancroft Elementary Student

Attorney General Jon Bruning awarded two Husker football tickets to a Bancroft Elementary student today at an all-school assembly. The ticket presentation highlights the importance of education.

read::: Southwest Nebraska News

Monday, September 10, 2007

Chuck Hagel: Out

"I said after I was elected in 1996 that 12 years in the Senate would probably be enough, and it is," Hagel said.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Bob Kerrey and Norman Hsu

Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, according to a Wall Street Journal article today, is a long time friend of the recently arrested Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu.

According to the article:
"Bob Kerrey ... who is president of the New School in Manhattan, met Mr. Hsu through a mutual friend a few years ago. Mr. Kerrey declined to say who the mutual firend is. Mr. Hsu endowed a scholarship in his own name at the New School's Eugene Lang School and joined its board. Last year, he became a trustee of the university. He resigned last week, before surrendering to California authorities. Mr. Kerrey says he enjoyed talking about the fashion business with Mr. Hsu and appreciated his Asian roots. "I thought he would be a great addition to our community."
Many in Democratic circles and the news media are actively encouraging Bob Kerrey to enter the 2008 U.S. Senate race in Nebraska.

It will be interesting to hear of the various Democratic responses regarding Norman Hsu on an official and unofficial basis in the weeks ahead.

According to many, a "don't ask, don't tell" position with respect to Democratic political campaign fundraising will continue into the future.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Chuck Hagel will announce the end of his career in the U.S. Senate next week

BREAKING NEWS: Chuck Hagel is calling it quits | JAKE THOMPSON

WASHINGTON - Chuck Hagel will announce Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. Senate and will not run for president next year, people close to the Nebraska Republican said Friday.

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel plans to leave the Senate after two terms as a Republican Party maverick, people close to him say.Hagel plans to announce that "he will not run for re-election and that he does not intend to be a candidate for any office in 2008," said one person, who asked not to be named.

Chuck Hagel likely to announce retirement next week

Hagel to announce his future plans next Monday

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Hagel to announce his future plans next Monday

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), who is up for re-election next year, will be making an announcement on his political future Monday morning at 11:00 EST in Omaha, Nebraska.