Monday, October 4, 2010
Another Great Week on the Road to Victory
On Friday night we held our HALapalooza fundraising roast of former Omaha Mayor/U.S. Congressman Hal Daub. It was a great event--we actually oversold the event and had to find additional tables for the 40+ unexpected guests who showed up to honor Hal and help out the NEGOP. The event exceeded all our goals--including the honoring Hal and his achievements and having some fun doing it.
On Saturday we held our State Central Committee meeting at Bellevue University, where we were treated with a great speech by former Congressman Jon Christensen. Congressman Christensen was first elected in 1994, the historic election during which the Republicans overtook control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years. Congressman Christensen told attendees that the energy level this year is even higher than in 1994, but that we must make sure that we keep the energy and momentum going thru Election Day.
On Saturday afternoon literally hundreds of volunteers went door-to-door in Sarpy County, Omaha and Lincoln for our candidates. Some of us like me who were physically limited in their ability to go door-to-door chose to help at our phone banks, like the one at the Douglas County Republican Party at 125th & Center. The phone system we are using is very slick and efficient. The response I received was overwhelmingly positive. My favorite was the voter who responded "Obama is taking our country down the toilet" to every question I posed. Candid, succinct, and accurate.
On Sunday I attended the 5-county GOP BBQ in Johnson, Nebraska, where we heard from Senator Johanns. Governor Heineman, Congressman Fortenberry, Attorney General Bruning, Secretary of State Gale, State Treasurer candidate Don Stenberg, and a host of other candidates and elected officials. Southeast Nebraska is bedrock Republican territory--thanks to all who organized this great bi-annual event.
If you can help with our phone banks this week, we'd love to have your help. Contact the NEGOP at 402.475.2122 for more information.