Crowded Clown Car and more — #NebDems News

It’s been quite a run of late for the GOP in Nebraska.

First, Gov. Pete Ricketts continues doing everything he can to be the North of the Mason-Dixon Line version of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, which resulted in a terse admonishment from the Lincoln Journal Star editorial board for him to quit grandstanding and do his job.

Then we had state Sen. Rob Clements of Elmwood sign on to a letter addressed “To the American People” that seeks a forensic audit of every state election in 2020, similar to the just-completed audit in Maricopa County, Ariz. That months-long review, conducted by allies of former President Donald Trump, concluded last month with presidential vote counts virtually identical to the county’s official tally in Joe Biden’s favor.

Clements followed that up by teaming with Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair in circulating a petition asking lawmakers to call a special session to consider legislation prohibiting businesses from requiring employees get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The special session would also consider prohibiting governments and schools from mandating COVID vaccines.

Then, Attorney General Doug Petersen issued an opinion saying that doctors who prescribe horse de-wormer to humans to fight COVID-19 will not face discipline.

But the pièce de résistance came Tuesday, when GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was indicted for lying to the FBI during its investigation of campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire.

Alas, the question begs: How many clowns can you cram into this car?


Our Morrison-Exon event, which is our annual fundraiser and where we celebrate the volunteers and party leaders who build and grow the Nebraska Democratic Party, is Nov. 13.

Get tickets to the Morrison-Exon event here.


Precious McKesson, who was the NDP’s finance director and a 2020 presidential elector, has headed to the White House as a presidential appointee to the Department of Education.

The NDP is hosting a public celebration in her honor tonight, Oct. 22 in Omaha. See details here.


The Blood Drives … across Nebraska tour is right around the corner!

Sen. Blood will be joined by NDP Chair Jane Kleeb as they drive across Nebraska for Blood’s gubernatorial campaign.

The drive starts Nov. 3 and ends Nov. 5, with stops scheduled in Kearney, North Platte, Ogallala, Scottsbluff, Hastings and York.


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So, you think you know Nebraska history and politics, eh? Then sign up here for NDP’s trivia night! Five rounds of trivia questions ranging from current politics, past politics, Nebraska history and so much more. Grab your team of six, or if you are solo, we will match you with other solo players.

Nov. 7, 2021: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. Via Zoom


Help build the NDP and become a Monthly Donor!

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Our series of training for campaigns, led by state Sen. Carol Blood, continues.

The next session is this Sunday, Oct. 24: Keeping Your Campaign Momentum Going.

Sign up here.


Join us on a Welcome-to-the-Party call!! We are excited to cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting. We also will be giving our caucuses and councils the floor to talk about their goals and how you can get involved.

The next call is Nov. 2. Sign up here.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email


Get your Biden and NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!

The store now features some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!



We leave you this week with a rendering by Bill Bramhall.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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Oct. 22: Omaha reception for White House appointee Precious McKesson

Oct. 23: Scottsbluff Meet & Greet with Senator Blood and Chair Kleeb

Oct. 24: Dave Pantos for Douglas County Attorney campaign kickoff

Oct. 26: Sen. Wendy DeBoer campaign kickoff

Oct. 27: John Fredrickson for Legislature campaign kickoff

Nov 2: Welcome to the Party — Secular Council

Nov. 3-5: Blood Drives … across Nebraska events

Nov. 6: Lancaster County Democrats Tailgate with Candidates

Nov. 7: NDP Trivia

Nov. 13: Morrison-Exon event

Nov. 21Welcome to the Party — Interfaith Council

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