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Economists Deny Endorsing Nebraska’s Shane Osborn
Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2014 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON

Posted on 05/07/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Nebraska Senate candidate Shane Osborn seems to have made a habit of, one might say, overreaching during this campaign.

First, there was the misrepresented memo:  In an effort to defend his military service, Osborn had a friend in the Pentagon write up a memo saying that Osborn was authorized to land in China, put it on official Navy letterhead, and release it without proper authorization. As the Omaha World-Herald reported, Osborn’s campaign then circulated that memo as if it were an official Navy document.  Osborn has since apologized

Now, Osborn is claiming to have the support of 51 economists from across the country.  But as the World-Herald notes, it appears that many if not most of those economist aren’t aware of their endorsement. 

The World-Herald writes:

“One of the economists denied giving such an endorsement, according to Club for Growth, a national conservative group that supports Osborn opponent Ben Sasse.

“The World-Herald reached eight other economists listed. Of those, two confirmed their endorsements of Osborn. Another acknowledged ‘implicit’ support.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: china; clubforgrowth; gope; nebraska; osborn; shaneosborn
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1 posted on 05/07/2014 2:57:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Osborn(e), Nebraska, any relation?

2 posted on 05/07/2014 3:02:48 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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Not related to Tom.

3 posted on 05/07/2014 3:13:33 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SoConPubbie.

4 posted on 05/07/2014 5:20:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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5 posted on 05/07/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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