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Bruning Calls Kerrey A “New York Liberal” In New Ad [VIDEO]

Bruning Calls Kerrey A “New York Liberal” In New Ad [VIDEO]

Former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey has barely filed the paperwork declaring him a candidate to replace retiring senator Ben Nelson, and already his likely opponent has an ad out against him.

Calling Kerrey, who most recently has been living out of state, a “New York liberal,” Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has placed a $70,000 ad buy attempting to define the Democrat early — and before Bruning himself has even secured the Republican nomination.

 

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6:31AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Bruning has always struck me as someone who is most concerned with his OWN advancement, rather than working to make all Nebraskans' lives better. He's spent so much time campaigning for Ben Nelson's job, that he hasn't really left any time to do his own job ... the one we Nebraskan's pay him for. I've never voted for him and never will. He wants to pick a fight with Kerry? Bob Kerry will wipe the floor with Bruning, and not even break a sweat. Bruning isn't fit to be picked off of the bottom of Kerry's shoes.

3:57PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Not to mention that Bob Kerry was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor during his service as a Navy SEAL during the Viet Nam War during an operation that cost him part of his leg, was a popular and successful Governor of Nebraska, served two terms in the US Senate from Nebraska, was and is a successful Nebraska businessman.

Where as Jon Bruning is STILL trying in vain to execute his first person as AG, having had the Federal Government seize the first shipment of sodium pentabarbitol for being seized by the DEA for being imported illegally, and the second shipment is now under dispute for having been bought under false pretenses from a foreign manufacturer. Jon Bruning is the definition of a smarmy sleaze ball!!

3:52PM PST on Mar 4, 2012

Bob Kerry isn't a liberal, he's a Populist! AND a native son of Nebraska who accepted a position as president of a university in New York. He still maintained Nebraska business interests in both Lincoln and Omaha with his own businesses while he lived in New York. He made his money honestly, running several restaurants.

Jon Bruning, on the other hand, is just an ego-centric habitual liar who has accomplished NOTHING of merit as State Attorney General legally, has wasted millions of Nebraska taxpayers' dollars pursuing cases for political reasons and self-aggrandizement, has participated in many questionable and shady financial deals where it appears he has sold his influence as an elected official (he's worth millions, yet has had no civilian job save for serving in Government almost all of his adult life, explain that for a poor farm kid), lied about where he grew up, was a consummate worshiper of Hilary Clinton when he was an undergraduate student writing for the daily paper at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and WAS CAUGHT RED-HANDED ACCEPTING A BRIBE ("Campaign Contribution") FROM A FOREIGN CORPORATION (TransCanada) FOR HIS SILENCE and INACTION ON THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE, all while TransCanada was threatening Nebraska landowners with Illegal Imminent Domain proceedings if they didn't sign easement agreements with TransCanada.

As a life-long registered Republican of 32 years and fourth-generation Nebraskan, I WILL be contributing to, campaigning for and VOTIN

3:30PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

I'm w/ Linda T!!!!!

1:20PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Better to be a New York liberal than a Republican taliban.

12:56PM PST on Mar 3, 2012

I'm not from New York so I don't know what it would be derogatory to call someone "New York liberal," but just from this ad I'd choose Kerrey over Bruning for sure. Anyone who thinks that calling someone a liberal is an insult has a serious problem and is not speaking to me.

8:06AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

As a New Yorker and a Liberal, I am offended. How is it that this is not slanderous? Can campaign rhetoric do or say whatever they please in this day and age, where lies and miss-truths are the norm. Could I pay for an ad calling Bruning a transsexual and place mock before and after pictures on a billboard with no repercussions?

6:53AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

Go Jon Go Bring her down.

5:41AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

So.... what's the problem?

3:26AM PST on Mar 3, 2012

I Kerry running again? Mercy me, an ad by his opponent. How dastardly. Let Kerry defend himself or is he in it for the ride only?

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