The Democrats, on the other hand, are struggling to energize their liberal voters. Reports are that President Obama is speaking to half-filled auditoriums. In Lincoln, Democrats are also struggling with motivating their base, so today they brought out their secret weapon:
Yes, former Mayor Seng was the big draw at the Nebraska Democrat's "rally" today in Lincoln in Havelock. And what a rally it was. By our spotter's count there were 28 people in attendance, most of whom were candidates, candidate representatives, or members of the loony left supporting Ivy Harper for Congress. The "rally" waited and waited, first for Mayor Chris Beutler, and then the media, who never showed. But one has to assume that everyone was there to hear old Mayor Seng herself. It truly is a sign of the sad shape of the Democrat party that they have to rely upon the most unenergetic, unenthusiastic, uninspiring former elected official to "fire up" the base.
And why did the Democrats have to schedule this last minute "rally"? Their polling, and likely the polling of their affiliate Nebraska State Education Association (conducting sleazy political attacks under the pseudonym "Nebraskans for Responsible Government"), shows what our polling shows--incumbent Democrat Danielle Nantkes-Conrad is trailing in the polls to Republican small businessman Chad Wright, and incumbent Democrat Amanda McGill is in a dead heat with newcomer Republican Tom Dierks.
In recent days Nantkes-Conrad, McGill and their supporters have engaged in what may turn out to be the most dishonest campaign in Nebraska history.
Mailers and telephone calls are going into these races claiming that Nantkes-Conrad and McGill are actually in line with Governor Heineman (FALSE--both have repeatedly opposed his agenda of lower taxes and less spending and Governor Heineman has endorsed Wright and Dierks). These same dishonest propaganda pieces also distort their record on illegal immigration (both Nantkes-Conrad and McGill SUPPORT giving taxpayer-funded benefits to people who are in the United States illegally; their Republican opponents do not).
Are you fed up with the dishonesty of the Democrats and the union bosses and other special interests that support their failed agenda? If so, join me in:
- Phone banking at the Nebraska Republican Party at 16th & N Street on Monday (we'll order in food for lunch and will call until 9 p.m) and Tuesday (same deal--we'll call until the polling places are closed). Can you give us at least 1 hour in the next 2 days to help us fight back the Democrats deceitful campaign????;
- Going door-to-door in targeted precincts--stop by and we'll give you a packet and instructions. Again, we can give you a packet that will take just 1 hour; and
- Voting Republican on Tuesday--your Republican Voter's Guide can be found here. We need to send a message that Nebraska stands with the rest of the nation in opposing the radical Obama/Pelosi agenda and the dishonesty of today's Democrat Party and the liberal special interests that support their deceitful efforts.