Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s special statement on Pres. Obama’s executive order benefiting millions of illegal immigrants displays inherent misunderstanding of the message sent by voters on November 4 and what’s required to deal with President’s abuse of power.
Grassroots in Nebraska
GOP Election Misinterpretation 2014 seems very much like GOP Election Misinterpretation 2012. Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District voters sent a message November 4, but will the party powerful willfully ignore it?
In “Under Those Sermon Subpoenas: ‘Disappeared’ Ballot Initiatives”, I explained that subpoenas issued to a number of Houston pastors in mid-October were part of a larger story with parallels to events here in Nebraska. The targeted pastors were part of a coalition of churches, pro-family Christian organizations, and groups which undertook a petition drive to […]
The Nebraska Secretary of State has well-run, timely updated webpages for publishing election results as they are reported from across the state. Results are reported for the following: U.S. Congressional District Senate / Statewide U.S. Senate Governor Secretary of State State Treasurer Attorney General Auditor of Public Accounts Initiative Measure 425 – Minimum Wage Increase […]
By observing the number of visitors to the GiN site during election seasons, it’s easy to see that a lot of Nebraska voters not only seek out a sample ballot some time before they head to the polls, but they are especially interested in more in-depth information about candidates and ballot items. Noting these trends, […]
When I was asked to sign the petition to get the question of raising the minimum wage on the ballot this November, my response was, “Not in a million years.” As I discussed the issue with the petition circulator, I told him that not one of the employees working in the small business I own […]
I was sitting at my kitchen table today sorting through the week’s mail, the lion’s share of which was campaign mailers from political candidates. That’s not surprising, since the primary election is May 13th. What was a surprising coincidence was, at that very moment, one of the candidates for the state legislature in my district […]
It wasn’t so long ago — only two years, in fact — that Jon Bruning was campaigning for a seat in the U.S. Senate. He lost the primary contest to Deb Fischer and the rest, as they say, is history. But Jon Bruning is not a fellow to rest on his laurels or, it seems, […]
Due to other commitments which tend to monopolize my time these days, I’ve been hesitant to continue the GiN tradition of publishing candidate profiles for fear I could not do them justice. However, it occurred to me today that the GiN archives are a goldmine of information about a few of the current crop of […]
Each election season, GiN posts links to the sample ballots well before election day so our readers can bone up on all the candidates and all the races, not just those that gain the attention of the mainstream media. I’m a little slow on the draw this year, but here […]
I got a call a week or so ago from a former neighbor who was excited about Ben Sasse’s candidacy for the Nebraska U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mike Johanns. After explaining why she’s so enthused by what she’s seen during Sasse’s campaign appearances, she urged me to consider […]
California’s state government is so concerned about the survival of an obscure species of smelt that it has effectively rendered some of the most productive farmland in that state a desert wasteland devoid of water. Having so successfully <ahem> managed that crisis, California state legislators have now turned their attention to the plight of poultry […]