The Tempest Is About to Bust Loose From the Tea Pot

Election 2014: Nebraska Governor – Rasmussen Reports™

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.

Pete Ricketts wins Nebraska gov. primary – Emily Schultheis –

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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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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