Ricketts got rattled, so we gave him rattles

As promised, NDP staffers on Monday delivered over-sized baby bottles full of toy rattles to Gov. Pete Ricketts and Reps. Don Bacon and Jeff Fortenberry after a GOP fundraising email showed they were rattled by the hard work Democrats are doing to turn Nebraska Blue.

The event was spurred by a GOP fundraising email plea before Christmas about “the creep of socialism in Nebraska.”

“They are building a progressive machine to … turn out the progressive left in an attempt to defeat Congressmen Bacon and Fortenberry and win the Omaha electoral vote.”

The NDP sent out an email asking folks to make donations to help elect more Democrats and promised that if we raised $1,500, we’d deliver a surprise to Ricketts, Bacon and Fortenberry at their offices in Lincoln and Omaha.

We raised more than $2,500. And today, we delivered on that promise. It should be noted, however, that Fortenberry refused to accept the delivery!

KETV was there. Watch here.

As was the Omaha World-Herald.

“In politics, you need to have fun every once in a while,” said NDP Chair Jane Kleeb. “We took it as a huge compliment that Gov. Ricketts was rattled by our organizing work calling it a ‘progressive machine.’ Let’s keep building the party every single day by signing up block captains and supporting our great candidates. This is how we win and how we keep rattling the Republicans.”

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