Skip to comments.Former Hagel aide endorses Nebraska Democrat (Hagel RINO watch)
Posted on 11/01/2008 6:26:01 AM PDT by stan_sipple
Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel's former chief of staff is endorsing Democrat Jim Esch in Nebraska's 2nd District House race. Lou Ann Linehan was Hagel's top aide for years and has been involved in Republican politics for more than 20 years. She served a short stint as executive director of the state party in 2006, taking a leave of absence from Hagel's office to try to bolster the Senate campaign of Republican Pete Ricketts. Esch is running against incumbent Republican Lee Terry for the second time. In 2006, he lost by 9 percentage points. Linehan says Esch will put the interests of Nebraska and the nation first. Hagel's wife, Lilibet, a Republican, made news recently for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Hagel hasn't made a presidential endorsement.
Please, Nebraskaa. When Chuck comes up for reelection, kick his butt out in the primaries!
He’s not running again.
He isnt running for re-election. He wants either a slot in the Obamareich or one of those easy chairs on Face the Nation.
She took a leave of absence in 2006 to torpedo the Nebraska Republican Party.
I hope Mr. RINO keeps his word on that! If the Repups select a conservative, I bet he endorses the dim.
I hope Mr. RINO keeps his word on that! If the Repubs select a conservative, I bet he endorses the dim.
Fumbly fingers and keyboards don’t mix well. Sheeesh!
Not so fast. If Obama wins, Hagel will be back in some other capacity. Obama said he wants some Republicans in his administration. What he doesn’t know is that Hagel does not represent Republicans.
Your probably right. He doesn’t represent most Nebraskan’s either. Glad he’ll be out of my state though.
Obama knows Hagel doesn’t represent Republicans, he’s just a useful idiot for his cause.
He kept his word already. His seat is up this year. I do not know who is the candidate for his seat Tuesday.
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Mike Johanns, current Secretary of Agriculture.