caucus http://kios.org en Neither an uncontested race, nor rain or football could keep some from caucusing http://kios.org/post/neither-uncontested-race-nor-rain-or-football-could-keep-some-caucusing <p>The executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party says turnout for Saturday&rsquo;s second presidential caucus was lower than expected, but still encouraging.</p><p>Jim Rogers attributes the lower turnout in part to the primary being non-contested. He says the red and white game and the storms that broke out across the Metro also affected turnout.&nbsp;</p><p>Despite the challenges, he says North Omaha had the largest turnout with over 100 individuals caucusing there.&nbsp; Rogers says a variety of issues were discussed during the caucus.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:43:55 +0000 Cheril Lee 11459 at http://kios.org Neither an uncontested race, nor rain or football could keep some from caucusing Why a caucus? UNO political scientist says it's about party-building http://kios.org/post/why-caucus-uno-political-scientist-says-its-about-party-building <p>Nebraska Democrats are preparing to meet this weekend for the state&rsquo;s second presidential caucus.</p><p>The Nebraska Democratic Party held its first caucus in 2008, and selected President Obama as their candidate. Caucuses are an opportunity for registered Democrats to get together, discuss issues, and choose delegates. UNO political science professor Paul Landow says caucuses aren&rsquo;t about voter turnout, but about party-building.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:24:06 +0000 Katie Schubert 11303 at http://kios.org Why a caucus? UNO political scientist says it's about party-building Nebraska Democrats to caucus Saturday http://kios.org/post/nebraska-democrats-caucus-saturday <p>Nebraska Democrats are preparing for their second presidential caucus.</p><p>The caucus happens statewide this Saturday. In 2008, the Nebraska Democratic Party held its first caucus, and supported President Obama.</p><p>Democratic Party chairman Vic Covalt says the caucus gave Nebraska a role in the nominating process. &quot;We went to the caucus because we wanted to help decide who the President would be, and the Nebraska caucus in February 2008 was the first of 11 straight small-state wins that gave Obama the edge that ultimately led to his victory in the Democratic nomination.&quot;</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:38:49 +0000 Katie Schubert 11139 at http://kios.org Nebraska Democrats to caucus Saturday