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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:45 AM
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Ricketts (R Senate race Ne.) shifts attack on 'pork'



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Published Monday
October 9, 2006

Ricketts shifts attack on 'pork'

BY ROBYNN TYSVER


WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

Last spring, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Pete Ricketts tried to make an issue of Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson's ability to bring home the bacon.

And while Ricketts continues to argue that federal spending projects known as "earmarks" contribute to the nation's ballooning deficit, the issue is far from a cornerstone of his fall campaign.

One reason may be that Ricketts is finding out that voters in Nebraska have mixed feelings about earmarks, called pork barrel spending by critics.

Voters say they're sympathetic to the argument that each state's pet projects contribute to government deficits, but they want to make sure Nebraska gets its fair share.

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:25 AM
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1. This guy is a scheming greedy pointy earred lying weirdo
who is so lame he makes Ben Nelson look good.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:08 AM
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2. Anyone who can make Ben Nelson look good.......
Should be posing for Halloween masks right now.
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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:38 AM
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3. If you have seen his picture.....

You would know your comment is right on the money!

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