Crossroads Ads Hitting 5 Senators: ‘No More Blank Checks!’
Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies — the independent 501(c)(4) group with ties to former Bush strategist Karl Rove and former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie — launched a new round of television advertising that targets five U.S. senators in key states …
Liberal Republicans? Conservative Democrats? Not Really, or Not as Much as Before.
Last year, for the second time since National Journal started scoring votes, the most liberal Republican in the Senate was still to the right of the most conservative Democrat:
Even Nebraska’s Ben Nelson, the most conservative Democrat in the …
Democrats Go to Discuss the Deficit at a Luxury Resort
If you’re a Senate Democrat, where would you go to hold a meeting with your colleagues on how to reduce the deficit?
The Boar’s Head luxury resort outside Charlottesville, Virginia, of course.
Not much will get done this week in …
An 18-Letter Phrase Forever Linked to Ben Nelson
Speaking of those upper Midwestern Democrats, Nebraska Republican state AG Jon Bruning, who aims to take on incumbent Democrat Ben Nelson in that state’s 2012 Senate race, is debuting a new web site: CornhuskerKickback.com.
Easy to remember, huh?
Worth noting that for all the criticism of the RNC this cycle – much of it deserved – the DNC spent almost $1 million to help Ben Nelson, who isn’t even up for reelection until 2012.
I hope Democrat incumbents who …
Meet One of the Men Running Against the ‘Cornhusker Kickback’
Over on the home page, an interview with Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, who’s running for Senate in 2012, hoping to knock off Sen. Ben Nelson, well known for the “Cornhusker Kickback.”
I liked his answer when I asked him …
Even This Guy Hated the Cornhusker Kickback!
Maybe I’m just a fan of humor, but this strikes me as one of the more enjoyable web ads in a long time:
The gist is that somewhere in Nebraska, the most gullible and special-deal-obsessed guy in the state …
Bad News for Sen. Kickback. Er, You Know Who We Mean.
The latest numbers from Public Policy Polling suggest Sen. Cornhusker Kickback Ben Nelson is in as much trouble as you would expect: “Every poll released so far on the 2012 Nebraska Senate race has shown Ben Nelson in deep trouble and …
One of Ben Nelson’s GOP Rivals Makes It Official
Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning filed paperwork with FEC yesterday making his candidacy for U.S. Senate official. A formal announcement will come in a few weeks.
If he wins the primary, he’ll be taking on two-term incumbent Democrat …