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Nebraska GOP Senate race turns toward Fast and Furious over frontrunnerís support of Holder
The Daily Caller ^ | 11 May, 2012 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/12/2012 10:56:29 AM PDT by marktwain

Nebraska’s GOP Senate primary frontrunner Jon Bruning supported Attorney General Eric Holder’s nomination and confirmation back in 2009. Bruning, Nebraska’s current attorney general, was one of a group of Republican state attorneys general who pushed to get Holder confirmed at the beginning of the Obama administration.

Bruning and his campaign remain mum when consistently asked if he continues to support Holder as attorney general in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious, especially with Holder’s demonstrable failure to comply with a lawfully issued congressional subpoena. For more than two months, Bruning’s campaign hasn’t returned The Daily Caller’s requests for comment on the issue. On Friday, Bruning spokeswoman Natalie Krings tried to bolster Bruning’s Second Amendment credentials but still wouldn’t answer whether he thinks Holder should resign over Fast and Furious.

“No one has fought harder than Jon Bruning to protect the 2nd Amendment,” Krings said in an email to TheDC. “Jon has an A rating from the NRA and is a life endowment member. As Attorney General, he worked with the legislature to pass conceal-carry legislation, helped pass a Castle doctrine and has fought attempts to ban handgun ownership across the country.”

Bruning’s silence about Holder doesn’t sit well with Nebraska’s former Attorney General Don Stenberg, who’s one of a couple of Republicans running against him. Stenberg has been extra vocal about Fast and Furious over the course of the campaign and on Friday morning, he was endorsed by the pro-Second Amendment group Gun Owners of America (GOA).

“When asked by an Omaha radio station why he supported Eric Holder, Bruning said that Holder had the votes anyway and he wanted to appear reasonable,” Stenberg said in statement. “In other words, Bruning supported Eric Holder because Bruning wanted to go along to get along. That is not what we need

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; murdergate; ne; obama
Murdergate is starting to have an effect on congressional elections.
1 posted on 05/12/2012 10:56:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker, Murdergate ping.


2 posted on 05/12/2012 10:57:31 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

If Jon can’t come out against H0lder, he’s got to be a core member of the GOPe.


3 posted on 05/12/2012 11:00:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marktwain
Bruning, another RINO, stab-his-constuients-in-the-back, cowardly shill.

Primary him.

Rat socialist tyranny is only possible because of traitor RINOs.

4 posted on 05/12/2012 11:06:42 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks marktwain.


5 posted on 05/12/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: marktwain
he wanted to appear reasonable

This speaks very poorly of this guy. He will fit in too well in the club in DC. A good ole' boy establishment type. This sounds like what Lugar would do.

I hope the primary voters in Nebraska take a good look at this before voting.

6 posted on 05/12/2012 11:15:45 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: marktwain

He wanted to appear “reasonable” in his support of Holder???? The man is stupid if he can’t tell the difference between reason and following the lemmings over the cliff! This is what mommies teach to ten year olds - not grown men!!


7 posted on 05/12/2012 11:16:41 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: marktwain

Holder, a member of Slick willie’s administration, already had some black marks on his record, first and foremost the sale of a pardon for Mark Rich, a fugitive living in Europe.


8 posted on 05/12/2012 11:22:42 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: RightWingConspirator

I believe that H0lder “touched” Gonzales, Waco, Ruby Ridge and many other gov’t travesties.


9 posted on 05/12/2012 11:32:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: marktwain
Bruning said that Holder had the votes anyway and he wanted to appear reasonable,” Stenberg said in statement

A GOP appeaser - go along/get along.....not one vote. NOT ONE VOTE for him.

10 posted on 05/12/2012 11:37:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: marktwain

Any Nebraska FReepers want to chime in on this thread and let the rest of us know what the field is like for this primary?

Thanks in advance.


11 posted on 05/12/2012 11:43:14 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Navy Patriot

He’s already got plenty of primary opponents, problem is none of them are going to win


12 posted on 05/12/2012 11:59:31 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: marktwain

bttt


13 posted on 05/12/2012 12:22:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: rogue yam

Jon Bruning-Current NE Atty Gnl,former State Senator(Dist 3)-Kinda has an “Oily” feel to him
Don Stenberg-Former NE Atty Gnl, Current NE State Treasurer 2 time US Senate Loser, Kinda GOP-Eish-small rino streak long time NE Pol.
Deb Fisher-Current NE State Senator-Kina New State-wide Conservative w/out Bruning’s “oil”


14 posted on 05/12/2012 12:34:17 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: rogue yam

I’ve noticed that a lot of these mid-west & Western Republicans are basically ‘wet’ conservatives...aka liars and traitors to small/constitutional gov. Matter of fact a majority of the Repubs in DeeCee are not worth a spit!


15 posted on 05/12/2012 12:37:03 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: marktwain
“When asked by an Omaha radio station why he supported Eric Holder, Bruning said that Holder had the votes anyway and he wanted to appear reasonable,” Stenberg said in statement. “In other words, Bruning supported Eric Holder because Bruning wanted to go along to get along. That is not what we need

Bruning... we do NOT need REASONABLE PEOPLE in Washington DC... we need people who'll CUT TAXES!!!

Donating to Stenberg

16 posted on 05/12/2012 1:05:06 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: marktwain
Use the libs rule on the jerk; silence is acquiescence.
17 posted on 05/12/2012 1:47:02 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (I'll be a nice to you as you'll let me be, or as mean as you make me be.)
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To: marktwain

Vichy Republicans


18 posted on 05/12/2012 2:52:37 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

19 posted on 05/12/2012 2:54:53 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah c<meth. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: rogue yam

Not much polling data but here is one link

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/ne/nebraska_senate_republican_primary-2002.html

A couple of threads from a few days ago:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881907/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881673/posts

endorsements seem mixed from what I’ve seen.


20 posted on 05/12/2012 3:22:38 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: ExCTCitizen
we do NOT need REASONABLE PEOPLE in Washington DC... we need people who'll CUT TAXES AND GOVERNMENT!!!

There, fixed it.

21 posted on 05/13/2012 5:43:27 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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