Pete’s Pipe Dream and more — #NebDemsNews

Well, Gov. Pete Ricketts has spent the better part of this year performing political stunts aimed at satisfying his rabid, far-right GOP base by stomping around at the U.S.-Mexico border and blathering on about immigration, fighting President Biden at every turn — including rejecting mask mandates to help fight COVID — and on and on.

It would seem that he’s posturing for a run for higher office.

But Pete should probably mark his possible 2024 White House bid as a presidential pipe dream.

The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz explains:

Donald J. Trump will skip the 2024 campaign and go straight to claiming that he won, the former reality-show host has confirmed.

Speaking to reporters, Trump said that campaigning in 2024 would be “a waste of time, quite frankly, because I have already won that election.”

Asked how he could have won an election that is not scheduled to occur for another three years, he said, “People are saying that it already did happen. A lot of very smart people are calling me and saying that.”

Of course, Borowitz is the master of satire. But his humor can be horrifying at times.



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 on Oct. 22 in Omaha. See details here.


In case you missed it, Colette Yellow Robe, chair of the NDP’s Native Caucus, issued the following statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day:

Today, we celebrate Indigenous people across our country and in our state as an official holiday for the first time ever thanks to Sen. Brewer and Sen. Pansing Brooks.

This day signifies the significant progress we have made to be heard, seen and respected as Indigenous Peoples. It is also a day of hope as it shows our younger generations of Native American children and youth (including my sons) that their voice matters. It is overwhelming and emotional to witness.

As an organization, we are reflecting on the history of discriminatory laws used as weapons against Native people. The reality that people in power have violated treaties, refused representation, and left Indigenous communities’ needs unmet is simply unacceptable in a country that champions equality for all.

Today and every day, we commit to allyship and justice for Indigenous people. In the fights for clean air and water, equitable representation, and tribal rights, we affirm our dedication to advocating for and standing alongside Native communities here in Nebraska and everywhere.

May today, the first time our state recognizes and celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honor our histories, cultures, contributions and resilience in the face of oppression that still persists.


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.


Sign up for our next Block Captain training, this Sunday, Oct. 17.

To find out more about the Block Captain program, click here.


OK all you political brainiacs, 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!

You can help us help Dems win!


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

The next session is 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 Oct. 19. You can 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 Mike Luckovich.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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Oct. 17: Block Captain Training

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

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

Oct. 26: Sen. Wendy DeBoer campaign kickoff

Oct. 27: John Fredrickson for Legislature campaign kickoff

Nov 2: Welcome to the Party — Secular Council

Nov. 6: Lancaster County Democrats Tailgate with Candidates (timeTBA)

Nov. 7: NDP Trivia NIght

Nov. 13: Morrison-Exon event

Nov. 21Welcome to the Party — Interfaith Council

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