Today the NEGOP held another of its Legislative District meetings, this time in Beatrice for Legislative District 30. This District, which encompasses all of Gage County and the southern portion of Lancaster County, is currently "represented" by
Democrat Sen. Norm Wallman.
This was one of our best meetings yet. Those in attendance spoke passionately about the need to fight for our country and the principles upon which it was founded. One attendee said we need to be "Shields for Liberty"--I couldn't agree more. With each passing day I grow more and more convinced that one of the overriding themes of the 2010 and 2012 elections will be FREEDOM and which party stands ready to fight for liberty.
The incumbent Democrat is a nice guy, but it's clear he's wrong on the issues and cannot competently represent the people of District 30. Sen. Norm Wallman has difficulty articulating his or any position, and admits his staff sometimes doesn't want him to publicly debate issues on the legislative floor (a good example is here). The NEGOP will soon be announcing at least one Republican candidate to replace Norm Wallman. Given the intensity of the interest of those attending today's meeting, I'm confident that District 30 will return to being represented by a Republican in 2010. Being represented by a principled Republican--someone who stands firm for a smaller, less intrusive and less expensive government, someone who will fight for our individual liberties, someone who respects the sanctity of life and understands the importance of faith, family and freedom--will be of tremendous benefit to the residents of District 30 and the State of Nebraska.