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Hagel Meets His Match
The New York Sun ^ | June 6, 2007 | Unattributed

Posted on 06/06/2007 12:41:06 PM PDT by gpapa

The attorney general of Nebraska, Jon Bruning, stopped by our office yesterday to let us know that tomorrow he will announce he will challenge Senator Hagel in the Republican primary, which is in May of 2008. A poll conducted for Mr. Bruning shows him leading Mr. Hagel among likely Republican primary voters by 9 percentage points. Mr. Bruning assails Mr, Hagel for being, "The Republican that talks like a Democrat," pointing to Mr. Hagel's support for a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq, as well as his discussion of impeaching President Bush. "He's become arrogant and out of touch," Mr. Bruning said. "His constituent services are very poor."

(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; elections; hagel; hagelthehorrible; nebraska
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1 posted on 06/06/2007 12:41:08 PM PDT by gpapa
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To: gpapa

sweet!


2 posted on 06/06/2007 12:44:49 PM PDT by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: gpapa

GO FOR IT!!!!


3 posted on 06/06/2007 12:46:14 PM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: gpapa

Last time the RNC phoned me for $$$, I told them they would not get another cent until Hagel was gone.


4 posted on 06/06/2007 12:47:01 PM PDT by Another Thought
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To: gpapa
A-le-lu-JAH!!! No more trouble from "Chuckie" Hagel-we wants him given the heave-ho*

Ooops, my bad, I mean "Lady-of-the-Evening", [j/k]

5 posted on 06/06/2007 12:47:27 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: gpapa

Sounds good to me.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 12:47:30 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: gpapa

Bruning will get a contribution from me.


7 posted on 06/06/2007 12:47:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: gpapa
I'll send a couple of buck to beat Hagel.

cheers, from Texas.

8 posted on 06/06/2007 12:47:54 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: gpapa

I was having kind of a crappy day until I read that. LOL


9 posted on 06/06/2007 12:48:01 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: linn37

I will donate. Please let me know when his web site is up.


10 posted on 06/06/2007 12:48:18 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (The Greatest Threat to our Security is the US Senate)
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To: gpapa

Hagel's Match?


11 posted on 06/06/2007 12:50:04 PM PDT by elizabetty (Perpetual Candidate using campaign donations for your salary - Its a good gig if you can get it.)
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To: gpapa

htis is good news that a strong challenger will rin against this RINO Hagel.

Even a weak cantidate would give Hagel a good run as he has shat on nebraskans regarding the war.


12 posted on 06/06/2007 12:50:57 PM PDT by Oldsailor
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To: gpapa

Vote Kucinich/Hagel in ‘08!!!!


13 posted on 06/06/2007 12:51:07 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: gpapa

Next electoral target: Lindsay Graham of SC.


14 posted on 06/06/2007 12:51:50 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: gpapa

Here’s hoping the disgusting Hagel joins Daschle on the trash heap of history.


15 posted on 06/06/2007 12:52:41 PM PDT by Badeye (You know its a kook site when they ban the word 'kook')
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To: gpapa

Hagel’s constituency is all inside the Beltway.


16 posted on 06/06/2007 12:52:51 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

and inside his mirror’s reflection. As Laura Ingraham said this morning, Hagel has some good positions, but far too many bad ones, plus “it’s all about him.”


17 posted on 06/06/2007 12:54:03 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: gpapa; Clintonfatigued; JohnnyZ; Clemenza; Kuksool; BlackElk; EternalVigilance; AuH2ORepublican

I’m not even sure Hagel will file for reelection. More than a few of us expect this little weasel will be the running mate of the ultraliberal NYC Mayor Bloomberg on a leftist/surrendermonkey ticket.


18 posted on 06/06/2007 12:56:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Would you vote for President a guy who married his cousin? Me, neither. Accept no RINOs. Fred in '08)
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To: gpapa

HOOORRRRAAAAYYYYYY!


19 posted on 06/06/2007 12:57:00 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: gpapa

That’s OK, Chuckie wants to be President, don’tcha know :)


20 posted on 06/06/2007 1:00:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it! [GWB has jumped the duck])
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To: gpapa

Absolutely! This is the level where the RINOs need to lose...in the primaries! More power to this guy! Go for it!


21 posted on 06/06/2007 1:03:32 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: gpapa

Good. Now when is Ravenal going to step in against Linds?

And hopefully primary voters ignore the RNC this time, because there is no guarentee voters will stick with those losers in the generalanymore then they did DeWine or Chafee.


22 posted on 06/06/2007 1:13:08 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: gpapa

HOw is Hagel on econ issues?

The point being, would Club for Growth (a.k.a., the real Republican Party) get involved?


23 posted on 06/06/2007 1:17:13 PM PDT by ConservativeDude (")
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To: All

What is Bruning stand on illegals?

I like to see someone up against Hagel. Hagel doesnt just have skeletons in his closet....DNC Donkeys, too


24 posted on 06/06/2007 1:21:15 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Illegal Alien Amnesty Is Anti-American)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
What is Bruning stand on illegals?

Getting Hagel out is much more important than the issues.

25 posted on 06/06/2007 1:37:23 PM PDT by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: gpapa

All the RINOS that voted to keep felons in the country should be defeated.


26 posted on 06/06/2007 1:42:00 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: gpapa

Hagel’s needed walking papers for a long time.


27 posted on 06/06/2007 1:51:11 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
More than a few of us expect this little weasel will be the running mate of the ultraliberal NYC Mayor Bloomberg on a leftist/surrendermonkey ticket.

I wouldn't bet against those two running.

How could their egos refuse such an opportunity?!?

28 posted on 06/06/2007 1:54:14 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: gpapa

Big Bump!


29 posted on 06/06/2007 2:26:40 PM PDT by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: gpapa

I wished I lived in his State, I would love to vote against him.

I’m stuck in Illinois, so I forget when my vote actually meant anything.


30 posted on 06/06/2007 2:49:08 PM PDT by pacelvi
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To: gpapa
Bruning vs. Hagel.

What a dismal primary.
31 posted on 06/06/2007 4:11:11 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: ConservativeDude
The point being, would Club for Growth (a.k.a., the real Republican Party) get involved?

Chuckie has plenty of money and can get lots more. CoC loves him. Club For Growth (I'm a member) will undoubtedly support him if he wants it.

And the man owns more voting machines in the state than you can shake a stick at. His first election was especially interesting. Just like someone pushed a button somewhere.
32 posted on 06/06/2007 4:14:22 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: gpapa

I guess this means we can expect the Bush administration to launch into action working on a Hagel victory in primary.


33 posted on 06/06/2007 4:18:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: George W. Bush
Chuckie has plenty of money and can get lots more.

That's not what I understand. Hagel has the least money of any Senator up for election in 2008. (Except for Allard, who isn't running for reelection)

34 posted on 06/06/2007 4:25:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: gpapa

PING for the GOP UPRISING!!


35 posted on 06/06/2007 4:42:31 PM PDT by WOSG (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.))
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To: George W. Bush

“Club For Growth (I’m a member) will undoubtedly support him if he wants it.”

I’m a member too, but I won’t be anymore if they support this POS.


36 posted on 06/06/2007 4:43:23 PM PDT by WOSG (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.))
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To: gpapa

I had forgotten Hagel until I saw this thread. Wasn’t he going to run for president? About a month ago many of my liberal friends were saying that he would be the GOP nominee......


37 posted on 06/06/2007 4:45:04 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: gpapa
Hagel's nightmare.

Meet Your Attorney General

Following the 2002 election, Jon Bruning became the youngest Attorney General in Nebraska's history and the youngest Attorney General in the United States. A fifth-generation Nebraskan, Bruning carries a reputation as an aggressive, effective leader in the fight against crime. He is Chairman of the Nebraska Crime Commission and serves on the Board of Pardons.

 

Before becoming Attorney General, Bruning was twice elected to the Nebraska Legislature and served six years as a state senator. During his term as a lawmaker, Bruning operated a thriving private law practice. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska.

38 posted on 06/06/2007 4:48:43 PM PDT by Plutarch (Bush is a coward to the left and a tyrant to the right.)
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To: WOSG
I’m a member too, but I won’t be anymore if they support this POS.

He won't need them. He'll have the support of national CoC and the illegals lobby and the semi-mythical "One Hundred", the large corporate and establishment political interests in the state.

Personally, I think he'll run with Bloomberg or he'll retire.
39 posted on 06/06/2007 5:05:58 PM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: gpapa

We need to support this guy and anybody who will take on Graham and Specter in the primaries. Three of the Gag Factor up for election next time. I always think of it as a good year when I can vote against Snarlin’ Arlen TWICE in the same year.


40 posted on 06/06/2007 5:10:26 PM PDT by penowa (NO more Bushes; NO more Clintons EVER!)
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To: Oldsailor

NE people are very cautious and hesitant by nature. They may tell you they don’t think Hagel is representing them on immigration and Iraq, but they will still quietly vote to reelect him.


41 posted on 06/06/2007 5:22:13 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: pogo101

For some reason, SC people really seem to like Lindsey Graham. It’s part of the mystique of coming from ThurmondLand.


42 posted on 06/06/2007 5:24:19 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Theodore R.
NE people are very cautious and hesitant by nature. They may tell you they don’t think Hagel is representing them on immigration and Iraq, but they will still quietly vote to reelect him.

A herd of cats. Being an all-Red state doesn't mean Nebraska is actually very conservative. Still, they denied Osborne the governorship, largely over the in-state tuition for illegals issue. So you never know.
43 posted on 06/07/2007 3:57:33 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: Shery
Absolutely! This is the level where the RINOs need to lose...in the primaries! More power to this guy! Go for it!

Absolutely. We fight it out in the primaries and then stay united in our desire to defeat RATS.

I'll be sending a contribution.

44 posted on 06/07/2007 4:31:18 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Theodore R.

My family has seven votes in Nebraska and I can tell you they will not be voting Hagel. They can’t stand him.


45 posted on 06/07/2007 4:34:29 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Another Thought
I actually added lots more of those guys/gals than Hagel.

In fact, my mention was "you guys don't back enforcing the 1986 Simpson - Masoli Bill, so forget my money..... until that happens (I presume I'll be counting my investment dividends for decades with my would be donation.)

46 posted on 06/07/2007 4:37:10 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: gpapa

I heard this guy on Mark Levin last night. He was great. All the right positions, and a good speaker. Mark liked him, he can’t be too bad! :-)

FR should identify talented republicans for primaries opposing those who tried to screw us on Illegal Immigration. Forget RNC, let’s put our money on OUR guys!

This young man (only 38, but already he’s had 2 terms stage legislature, 2 as state AG) would be a good start.


47 posted on 06/07/2007 5:07:36 PM PDT by Shazolene
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I remember reading in 1996 that General Colin Powell’s endorsement of Hagel gave him the GOP nomination because NE people think so highly of Powell.


48 posted on 06/07/2007 5:12:55 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: Shazolene

This has been done to an extent, but the Republican voters demand their incumbents, such as Lott in 2006.


49 posted on 06/07/2007 5:13:40 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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To: George W. Bush

I had forgotten about the demise of Osborne, but again NE stuck with the incumbent. They did turn out a GOP incumbent in 1982 in favor of the popular Bob KERREY.


50 posted on 06/07/2007 5:14:41 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Cowardice is forever!)
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