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  • Nebraska Lt. Gov. Heidemann Resigns Office, Ticket

    09/09/2014 9:35:32 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/09/2014 | AP
    Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from office and ended his candidacy Tuesday, one day after a judge granted a protection order to keep him away from his sister, who accused him of assault. Heidemann announced his resignation at the Capitol alongside Gov. Dave Heineman. The Elk Creek farmer also stepped down as the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts. Heidemann said he disagrees with the statements made about him, but decided not to fight to remain in office. "After much thought, discussion and prayer, I have decided that for the good of my family, for the office...
  • Nebraska Senate Race: Ben Sasse Surges to 14-Point Lead

    05/11/2014 6:11:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 5/10/14 | Tony Lee
    Conservative Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse has opened up a 14-point lead in the latest poll before Tuesday's GOP primary. A Megellan Strategies survey of likely GOP primary voters, 92% of whom said they would definitely vote in the May 13 primary, found Sasse leading with 38%, while liberal Republican Sid Dinsdale is in second with 24%. Establishment Republican Shane Osborn, who is backed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), is in third with 20%. Sasse is endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT), conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, the...
  • Call to action NE Freepers. Tell your state reps to vote NO on LB1058 (National Popular Vote)

    03/27/2014 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    The Conservative Blog ^ | 03/26/2014 | Bryan Baumgart
    On Monday, Governor Heineman released his newest column warning Nebraskan's of current efforts in Nebraska's Legislature to silence the voice of Nebraskans on future Presidential races. The Bill, LB1058 (sponsored by Republican State Senator Tyson Larson who made it his priority bill is also now cosponsored by liberal Democrat Sen. Ken Haar ). The bill is being pushed by highly paid lobbyists (noted below). The bill proposes that Nebraska join the National Popular Vote Compact, in essence promising all five of Nebraska's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (even if that candidate didn't win...
  • Mike Lee endorses Ben Sasse in Nebraska GOP Senate primary (Take that, Mitch!!)

    03/04/2014 5:44:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 3/4/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Mike Lee is endorsing Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Senate GOP primary contest, giving the president of Midland University the support of another high-profile conservative and tea party favorite in the tight Republican race. “Nebraskans need Ben Sasse to represent their values, reformers in the Senate need his conservative vote, our country needs his voice,” Mr. Lee said in a statement. “Ben Sasse is a strong constitutional conservative who understands the proper role of government, has great respect for our democratic institutions, and will fight to ensure that the people’s voice is heard in Washington.” Mr. Sasse, a former...
  • Club for Growth endorses Ben Sasse (R) for #NESen

    11/07/2013 1:25:15 PM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 5 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 11/7/13 | David Freddoso
    "...Ben Sasse is the rare candidate who can clearly and forcefully prosecute the case against ObamaCare, not only because it’s an unconstitutional assault on our liberty, but also because he’s read every word of it.” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola...
  • Nebraska Republican Senator to Retire (Mike Johanns)

    02/18/2013 8:55:46 AM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, February 18, 2013 | Kasie Hunt
    Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johnanns has informed Republicans in his home state that he will retire at the end of his current Senate term, GOP sources tell NBC News. The first-term senator has informed Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman that he won't run for reelection in 2014, a Republican official said.