Morphing Mike and more — #NebDems News

Those who follow the Nebraska Legislature have noticed that recently elected Republican Rep. Mike Flood — a former state senator — has changed. Morphed into something he once was not.

Flood barely beat Democratic state Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks in a special election to fill the CD1 seat vacated after Rep. Jeff Fortenberry was convicted of lying to the FBI about illegal campaign donations. (Flood and Pansing Brooks will face off again in the Nov. 8 general election.)

Flood’s transformation was noted in the Daily Kos.

During his first eight years in the Nebraska legislature between 2005 and 2013, Mike Flood conducted himself as a moderate who worked across party lines to get things done. During his second stint in the legislature during 2021 and 2022, Flood morphed into a hardcore, right wing GOP partisan. Similarly, Flood has campaigned as a bitter partisan for the U.S. House in 2022.

The extreme partisan version of Mike Flood is the one who was elected to the U.S. House on June 28, 2022. Under the law, it is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who administers the oath. But that wasn’t good enough for Flood. The new Nebraska CD1 incumbent was also sworn in by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to show his fealty to his party bosses, Donald Trump and the radical elements in the GOP base.

Mike Flood followed up that partisan start with initial votes that were extreme and out of the mainstream. Flood voted against an Amber Alert-type warning system for active shooters and an amendment to monitor white supremacy in the military and law enforcement.

Subsequently, Flood voted against a bill that would’ve codified Roe and protected a women’s constitutional right to travel to another state to receive an abortion. The bill that Flood opposed also contained a provision that would protect people from frivolous lawsuits who assist family members and friends to obtain an abortion in a state where they do not reside. Flood even voted against allowing the interstate mailing of abortion pills that have been approved by the FDA.

These votes in the U.S. House are 100% consistent with Flood’s recent record in the legislature. As a state senator, Mike Flood co-sponsored an abortion ban without any exceptions for rape and incest. If it was up to Flood, the 10-year-old rape victim would’ve been denied an abortion and forced to give birth to her rapist’s child.

We can do better than Mike Flood in Nebraska CD1. We can all vote for Patty Pansing Brooks on November 8.

And as if the above was not enough, Flood this week voted against a bill sanctifying same-sex and mixed-race marriages and another enshrining the right to use contraceptives into law.

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The NDP has launched a “Flip that Bacon” website to target Rep. Don Bacon’s 2nd District congressional seat this year.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has CD2 as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are either open or held by Republicans.

Click here to go to the Flip that Bacon site.

At the bottom of the home page is a timeline slider listing Bacon’s gaffes and horrible votes and positions during his time in office.

Also, click here to download and share Flip that Bacon graphics on social media!


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It’s county fair, festival and parade season, and the NDP has launched a Mobile Office project designed to help our party better communicate with and serve our communities across the state.

The Mobile Offices will allow us to provide our local parties with a comprehensive and professional kit that can be used for fairs, parades, voter registration drives and more.

They are available to county parties, affiliated caucus and policy councils and other Democratic operatives across the state.

Each Mobile Office contains a canopy tent for outdoor use, parade banner, table, comprehensive collection of literature, a wide range of basic tabling items, first aid kit and optional display components upon request.

Fill out the NDP Mobile Office request form!

See our Rural Outreach page.

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The NDP Coordinated Campaign is hiring Organizers to work in the Second Congressional District area (Douglas, Saunders, part of Sarpy).

Please send your resume and cover letter to info@nebraskademocrats.org. #NebDems

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

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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IMPORTANT DATES

July 23:  Democrats Defend Choice attend “Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights”

July 23: Gretna canvassing event with Angie Lauritsen for Legislature

July 23: Sen. Tony Vargas for Congress Weekend of Action

July 24: Coffee and Cards postcard event in Gretna

July 26: Welcome to the Party call

July 26: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank

July 28: George Dungan for Legislature General Election Kickoff

July 28: Lancaster County Dems at the Lancaster County Super Fair

July 28: Saunders County Fair (Wahoo) parade with Tony Vargas for Congress

July 28: March with Carol Blood for Governor at the Saunders County Fair parade

July 30: Walk with Patty Pansing Brooks for Congress in the Hickman Hay Days Parade

July 30: March with Blood for Governor at the Otoe County Fair Parade

July 30: Walk With Angie Lauritsen for Legislature at Gretna Days

July 30: DCDP Lit Drop for state-wide candidates

July 30: Benson Days Unity Parade with Team Tony

Aug. 2: CD2 Volunteer Leader Training Workshop Series

Aug. 2: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank

Aug. 4-7: York County Democrats at the York County Fair

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Grand Island

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Lincoln

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Hastings

Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Omaha

Aug. 6: March with Blood for Governor at the Czech Festival Parade

Aug. 9: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank

Aug. 9: CD2 Candidate Meet and Greet

Aug. 11: NDP Block Captain Training

Aug. 16: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank

Aug. 20: March with Blood for Governor At The Arrows to Aerospace Parade

Oct 14: Morrison Exon event

Sept. 22: NDP Block Captain Training

Nov. 8: General Election

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