Mystifyingly mute and more — #NebDems News

Our GOP congressional delegation — Reps. Bacon, Fortenberry and Smith and Sens. Sasse and Fischer, have stood mystifyingly mute of late on an important issue.

On Tuesday, former President Trump weighed in on the Russian invasion of Ukraine as outlined here by Politico:

Trump “described Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as ‘genius’ and ‘savvy,’ praising his onetime counterpart for a move that has spurred sanctions and universal condemnation from the U.S. government and its trans-Atlantic allies.

“I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius.’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine — Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful,” Trump said in a radio interview with “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.”  He used the word ‘independent’ and ‘we’re gonna go out and we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna help keep peace.’ You gotta say that’s pretty savvy.”

So the questions beg for the aforementioned congressional representatives:

Do you agree with Donald Trump’s praise of Vladimir Putin as “savvy,” a “genius,” and “smart?” Do you condemn his praise? Would you still support him if he runs for the GOP nomination?

We’ll wait. But we’re not holding our breath.


NDP Chair Jane Kleeb gave President Biden high marks for his State of the Union Address on Tuesday.

“President Biden demonstrated strength as he called for unity across our nation to help tackle major issues from the climate crisis to a full economic recovery. Biden approached the COVID pandemic with a serious plan and provided states and communities resources to keep Americans healthy and safe.

“Biden’s bi-partisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act is boosting the entire nation, including the $3 billion to Nebraska for improving our roads, bridges, broadband, airports and building electric vehicle charging stations. As the President laid out, this is only the beginning to the investments we need to build out a clean energy infrastructure that creates good-paying union jobs and helps solve the climate crisis.”



Chair Kleeb and the NDP Officers welcome all the delegates attending their county conventions this month. Our 2022 plan to build on the 750 Democrats elected statewide — Expand the Vote. Protect the Vote. Close the Rural Gap. You can help — become a Block Captain, join our monthly donor club and support our strong slate of candidates running across Nebraska. Find out more at our website.

Watch the “Message for county convention delegates” video:


In case you missed it, former Rep. Brad Ashford penned a compelling piece in the Nebraska Examiner about his health woes, including a recent diagnosis of cancer.

“Recently a friend asked me to record my personal health journey. I was hesitant to do so until I realized it might help others seek the medical help they need.”

Read more here.


Join the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as they open a DCCC Second District HQ and talk about volunteer opportunities and hear the plan to win in NE-02 in 2022!

This event will be open to the public, but registration is required to join.

  • WHAT: DCCC District HQ Office Opening Party
  • WHERE: DCCC District HQ: 9110 W Dodge Rd. Suite 101, Omaha, NE 68114
  • WHEN: 3/10/22 5 to 7 p.m.
  • RSVP REQUIRED: DCCC District HQ Office Opening Party


Let the NDP help you or a family member or friend get a Vote-by-Mail ballot for the May 10 Primary Election!

You can do that and much more at the NDP Voting Center.


Help build the NDP and become a Monthly Donor to help us help Dems win in 2022 and beyond! We need your help!


Join us on a Welcome-to-the-Party call!! We cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting.

The next call is March 15Sign up here.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email


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

There are lots of designs, including some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!


We leave you this week with a rendering by Michal Ramirez, with apologies to the ‘Mini-Me” schtick in the Austin Powers movies.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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March 1-20: NDP County Conventions

March 7: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank to register voters in CD2

March 9: Weekly Thursday Phone Bank to register voters in CD2

March 9: Campaign kick-off for Deborah Neary for State Board of Education

March 9: Leadership Lincoln candidate forum with those running for Nebraska Legislature in Lancaster County.

March 10: DCCC District HQ Office Opening Party

March 15: Welcome-to-the-Party call

April 1-3 NDP State Convention

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