Anyone who reads our website with any regularity likely has realized, we’ve pointed out problems with 2nd Congressional District’s representative in the U.S. Congress, Lee Terry. There is an alternative available for voters in that district and we wanted to be sure and highlight that fact, even at this eleventh hour, beyond what we listed on our Election 2012 page.
What we haven't noted in any of our articles to date, at least not in full, is the inexplicable amount of Republican Party efforts invested in ensuring that Lee Terry retains his post as the GOP candidate and Congressman for that district. We did note in our article, Nebraska's Ruling Class and the Perils of (Assisted) Political Suicide, that the NEGOP, particularly beginning in 2009, began making party constitution and rules changes to ensure advantages to incumbent candidates. Multiple independent sources have confirmed that some of these rules changes have been done specifically to benefit Lee Terry.
Brett Lindstrom's campaign extended no small amount of effort to dissuade Party members from supporting any further changes to advantage incumbents, but it has been an uphill slog.
That may explain for anyone who was unaware of the challenger's, Brett Lindstrom's, existence in the race, the lack of coverage by mainstream media, at least.
We are not endorsing Brett Lindstrom as a group - that would require significant research, etc. We are simply encouraging voters who are looking at their options today to consider them all - check him out for yourself.
We include an image here of an ad which appeared in the Omaha World-Herald. Although we have not "vetted" Mr. Lindstrom significantly, we are impressed that his campaign chose to focus on principles, which should be the first thing considered about any candidate.
To visit Lindstrom's website, click anywhere on the ad image, below: