Repugnant Republican Run and more — #NebDems News

If you haven’t noticed, the Nebraska GOP is on a repugnant run.

State Sen. Mike Groene resigned in shame on Monday after he was accused of taking photos of a female staffer without her knowledge and circulating them with inappropriate captions.

This is just the latest in a litany of GOP atrocities.

–Rep. Jeff Fortenberry is under federal indictment for allegedly lying to the FBI about illegal donations funneled to his campaign.

–Auditor Charlie Janssen was caught spending many afternoons drinking at a Lincoln bar instead of doing his job.

–Former Sen. Bill Kintner was accused of a string of inappropriate behavior while in office, including a cyber-sex scandal using his state computer.

–Former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned after it was revealed that he made dozens of phone calls and texts on a state cell phone to women other than his wife.

—Board of Education member Pat McPherson refused to resign after it was discovered he had made racist comments online.

Meanwhile, the GOP gubernatorial hopefuls are flooding the airwaves with TV ads touting their “credentials” to be governor.

In short (this is a mix): I played Husker football a long, long, long time ago, I love only Christians. I love guns. I will defend our “precious Nebraska way of life,” (read: people of color not welcomed).


Veteran political operative Precious McKesson has been named executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party. Jim Rogers, who served the party in various roles over the last decade, is leaving the post and transitioning to the private sector.

“Jim has served our party for over eight years as executive director and over 10 in other roles under five different chairs — myself, Chair Powers, Chair Covalt, Chair Achelpohl and Chair Boyle, ” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “Jim was an ally, equipped to deal with difficult situations, respected all of our volunteer party leaders and worked with candidates from school boards to the U.S. Senate in order to help them win. It has been an honor serving alongside Jim as he led the NDP staff and helped build our party.”

McKesson will assume the role of Executive Director in late March.



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


February is Black History Month, which is observed as a celebration and reminder that Black history is American history.

If you haven’t already, take time to watch Democratic National Committee Chair Jaimie Harrison’s BHM video.

Watch it here


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.


The NDP’s Platform Committee has already hosted hearings for two Congressional District to obtain feedback and final edits regarding our NDP 2022-2024 Platform from all Nebraska Democrats. The hearing for CD 3 is TONIGHT!

Sign up to participate!


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 1, when we will discuss Democratic county conventions. Sign 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 Drew Sheneman.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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Feb. 25: CD 3 Platform Hearing

Feb. 26: Kristi Egger for Lancaster County Public Defender Campaign Kick-off/Open House

Feb. 26: Douglas County Attorney candidate Dave Pantos, Sen. Terrell McKinney and journalist Matt Wynn discuss local county attorney/police transparency.

Feb 27: The State Party Campaign Bootcamp Program

March 1: President Biden’s State of the Union Address

March 1: Welcome-to-the-Party call

March 1: Criminal Justice Reform Fundraiser for Pantos for Douglas County Attorney

March 1-20: NDP County Conventions

March 1: George Dungan for Legislature Primary Election Kickoff Fundraiser

March 1: Weekly Tuesday Phone Bank to register voters in CD2

March 3: 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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