Following his narrow primary win on Tuesday, Republican nominee Pete Ricketts leads his Democratic opponent Chuck Hassebrook by seven points in Nebraska’s gubernatorial race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Nebraska Voters shows Ricketts picking up 47% of the vote to Hassebrook’s 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while eight percent (8%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
You know that premature victory dance the Gentry GOP is trying to do on the supposedly defeated and hated Tea Party?
While they’re busy doing that, the rest of the country is moving right out from beneath them.
He spent Tuesday night locked in a tight race with state attorney general Jon Bruning, who was the pick of outgoing GOP Gov. Dave Heineman.
Ricketts had 26.3 percent of the vote with 92 percent of precincts reporting, followed by Bruning with 25.6 percent. Even before the Associated Press called the race, Bruning announced late Tuesday night that he had called Ricketts to concede.
Ricketts had the support of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who came to Nebraska and campaigned with him last week, as well as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
If conservatives can gain control of enough states, maybe the hope of an Amending Convention isn’t as far-fetched as it seems.
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