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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:09 PM

Rival to Nebraska's governor turns Democrat to bolster chances

Source: Reuters




FEBRUARY 13, 2018 / 5:52 PM / UPDATED 16 MINUTES AGO

Kevin O'Hanlon

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - A state senator who entered Nebraska’s gubernatorial race as an independent said on Tuesday he had joined the Democratic Party to bolster his bid to unseat Republican Governor Pete Ricketts.

“I have 90 days before the May 15 Primary Election to introduce myself to Nebraskans registered in the Democratic Party and to earn their trust,” said Bob Krist of Omaha, who changed his voter registration on Monday.

Ricketts, whose family founded TD Ameritrade and owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team, won his first term in office in 2014, beating Democrat Chuck Hassebrook 57 percent to 39 percent.

Krist, a pilot and Air Force veteran, was appointed to Nebraska’s non-partisan single-chamber legislature in 2009 by then-Republican Governor Dave Heineman. Krist was elected to the seat as a Republican in 2010 and 2014 but announced in July he would run for governor as an independent.





Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nebraska-governor/rival-to-nebraskas-governor-turns-democrat-to-bolster-chances-idUSKCN1FX31U?il=0

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Reply Rival to Nebraska's governor turns Democrat to bolster chances (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2018 OP
JNelson6563 Feb 2018 #1
Gregory Peccary Feb 2018 #2
justhanginon Feb 2018 #4
Lucky Luciano Feb 2018 #8
Hortensis Feb 2018 #9
msongs Feb 2018 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2018 #3
Kingofalldems Feb 2018 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #10
Nitram Feb 2018 #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:17 PM

1. I am tired of non Dems running as Dems so they can win.

I wish those who were really a party of one would fuck off.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:23 PM

2. I don't mind it if.....

They are strong candidates consistent with Democrat values

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:45 PM

4. So I take it you are happy with candidates just popping

in and out of the Democratic party at their convenience. Or perhaps whenever they feel the need to take advantage of all the hard work that Democratic workers dothroughout the year to help their campaign. And then after the campaign is over they can revert back to Independent or whatever.

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Response to justhanginon (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:10 PM

8. I dont give a flying fuck as long as they have the right positions. nt

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:16 PM

9. Agree. How they would vote, can they win.

it's not that I don't mind. Too many former Democrats started calling themselves "independent" because they were weak of conviction, too ignorant to withstand lies about the Democratic Party, and/or lacked the guts to stand up proudly as a Democrat.

I hope they examine this guy's character and record very carefully. With his perambulations that's especially important.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:15 PM

7. at least unlike some I could name, he is actually joing the dem party nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:37 PM

3. Krist got tired of winning. . . . . nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:45 PM

5. One of the Trump loving Cubs Ricketts I see.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:33 AM

10. rethuglican trying to wear dems clothing

Thanks for that link.

Ricketts appears to be trying to hide from his past by cloaking himself in the Democratic party.


Ricketts ran on a conservative platform, emphasizing fiscal responsibility, immigration reform, and agriculture, as well as championing a socially conservative platform opposing same-sex marriage and abortion.

[...]

Ricketts advocated tax reductions; Hassebrook argued that Ricketts's proposed cuts would primarily benefit the rich, and would deprive the state of funds for what he characterized as needed public services. Ricketts opposed the proposed expansion of Medicaid under the provisons of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Hassebrook favored the expansion. Ricketts expressed opposition to an increase in the state's minimum wage; Hassebrook supported it.


There's even more in the wikipedia entry (at this time, anyway).

I expect to see more imposters trying to ride the blue wave as November approaches.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:51 PM

6. Great news!

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