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HUGE: Democrats Have 60 Votes For Health Care Bill

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Health Care, health care reform, Legislation, Nebraska, Senate

They got Ben Nelson. From Wash Post: Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, announced to his colleagues Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas of President Obama’s top domestic policy priority. Asked if he had secured the 60 votes […]

December 19th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Wins One Electoral Vote In Nebraska

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, Nebraska

Yesterday I talked about how it could happen. Today it’s a reality. From Omaha World-Herald: The Democratic presidential candidate claimed an electoral vote in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District — the first time in more than four decades a Democrat won any of Nebraska’s electoral votes. The Omaha World-Herald is calling the race after Obama […]

November 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Obama Could Get One Electoral Vote From Nebraska

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Electoral College, Nebraska

That’s right. Obama may actually win Omaha. So if this happens, and you accept that Obama won North Carolina and Missouri will eventually go for McCain, then the electoral count will look like this… Obama: 365 McCain: 173 More from Omaha World-Herald: His odds of bagging an electoral vote in Nebraska grew stronger this morning, […]

November 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Chuck Hagel’s Wife To Endorse Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Independents, Nebraska

Why is Lilibet Hagel’s endorsement important? Well, Nebraska splits its electoral votes evenly among 5 different areas, and Obama’s campaign has made a very concerted effort to try and win the Omaha area and its 1 electoral vote. Why? To avoid a 269-269 tie scenario, which is actually possible this season. Long story short, an […]

October 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Wins Nebraska

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Nebraska

CNN just called it and with nearly 70% of the vote there with nearly 3/4 reporting. Big win, especially in a proportional battle. Tweet

February 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Obama Leads BIG In Nebraska, Washington

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Nebraska, Washington

With 35% reporting in Washington, Obama leads Hill 67% to 32%. It’s not very likely that Hillary will be able to close the gap enough for her to win. With 73% reporting in Nebraska, Obama leads 69% to 31%. I think we can call that one for him now. Tweet

February 9th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Louisiana, Washington, Nebraska, Virgin Islands and Maine

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Louisiana, Maine, Nebraska, Virgin Islands, Washington

They’re all happening this weekend. Obama has visited all of these primary or caucus locales. Hillary has visited two. There are 161 delegates at stake. What will happen? Here are some guesses… Washington primary, 78 delegates: Lay of the land: Obama is thought to have an advantage in the caucuses, which are dominated by party […]

February 8th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »