democrats http://kios.org en Former Lincoln Councilman named to Democrats' post http://kios.org/post/former-lincoln-councilman-named-democrats-post <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Lincoln city councilman has been named executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:13:32 +0000 Associated Press 42451 at http://kios.org John Ewing defeats Gwen Howard for 2nd Congressional District Nomination http://kios.org/post/john-ewing-defeats-gwen-howard-2nd-congressional-district-nomination <p>John Ewing has won the democratic nomination for Nebraska&rsquo;s 2<sup>nd</sup> Congressional District, defeating Gwen Howard.</p><p>Ewing is the Douglas County Treasurer and a former Omaha police officer who entered the race last summer.&nbsp;</p><p>I caught up with Ewing during his celebration and he says he&rsquo;s excited to win the nomination and gives a lot of credit to his hard working staff. But he says championship teams don&rsquo;t celebrate during half time.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 03:43:37 +0000 Cheril Lee 12996 at http://kios.org John Ewing defeats Gwen Howard for 2nd Congressional District Nomination After caucus, focus turns to May 15th primary election http://kios.org/post/after-caucus-focus-turns-may-15th-primary-election <p>A <a href="http://www.negop.org">Nebraska Republican Party</a> official says a presidential nominating caucus isn&rsquo;t something party leaders are likely to consider.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.nebraskademocrats.org">Nebraska Democratic Party</a> on Saturday held its second presidential caucus. Unlike in 2008, Democratic caucus-goers had one presidential candidate to choose from this time.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:48:57 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 11456 at http://kios.org After caucus, focus turns to May 15th primary election Nebraska Democratic Party holds second presidential nominating caucus http://kios.org/post/nebraska-democratic-party-holds-second-presidential-nominating-caucus <p>The executive director of the <a href="http://www.nebraskademocrats.org">Nebraska Democratic Party</a> 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, affected turnout.&nbsp; Despite the challenges, he says North Omaha had the largest turnout with over 100 registered voters caucusing there.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:17:02 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert & Cheril Lee & Rob McLean 11441 at http://kios.org Nebraska Democratic Party holds second presidential nominating caucus 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 Knapp 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 Knapp Schubert 11139 at http://kios.org Nebraska Democrats to caucus Saturday Second Congressional District candidates to participate in environmental forum, debate http://kios.org/post/second-congressional-district-candidates-participate-environmental-forum-debate <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Voters in Nebraska&rsquo;s Second Congressional District have opportunities Thursday and Friday to hear from the candidates.</p><p>The Sierra Club of Nebraska is sponsoring a candidate forum Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Omaha. The forum will focus on environmental issues and public transportation. Democratic candidates Gwen Howard and John Ewing, and Republican candidates Jack Heidel and Glenn Freeman, will participate in tonight&rsquo;s forum.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:27:34 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 10188 at http://kios.org Second Congressional District candidates to participate in environmental forum, debate Chuck Hassebrook drops out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Bob Kerrey http://kios.org/post/chuck-hassebrook-drops-out-us-senate-race-endorses-bob-kerrey <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook is no longer a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.</p><p>Hassebrook announced Thursday morning he&rsquo;s dropping out of the Senate race and endorsing fellow Democratic candidate Bob Kerrey. Last week, Hassebrook said Kerrey&rsquo;s candidacy wouldn&rsquo;t affect his own. But Hassebrook says it&rsquo;s been difficult to organize a campaign. &quot;I&rsquo;ve spent a lot of hours since then working to do just that. But in recent days, I&rsquo;ve come to the realization that I would not succeed.&quot;</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:20:16 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 9461 at http://kios.org Chuck Hassebrook drops out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Bob Kerrey UNO political scientist expects contentious Senate race; Hassebrook staying in http://kios.org/post/uno-political-scientist-expects-contentious-senate-race-hassebrook-staying <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A UNO political scientist expects the race for Ben Nelson&rsquo;s Senate seat to be contentious and expensive.</p><p>Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey announced Wednesday he&rsquo;ll seek the Democratic nomination for Nelson&rsquo;s seat. That comes more than two weeks after Kerrey said he wouldn&rsquo;t run.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:34:41 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 9111 at http://kios.org UNO political scientist expects contentious Senate race; Hassebrook staying in Nelson: crop insurance, alternative energy should be part of farm bill discussion http://kios.org/post/nelson-crop-insurance-alternative-energy-should-be-part-farm-bill-discussion <p>U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it may be difficult to keep some agricultural programs from being cut because of the federal deficit.</p><p>Nelson says hearings began Wednesday in Washington on the Food and Fuel Security Act. Nelson says it&rsquo;s important that Congress not make cuts to the USDA rural development program, which he says Nebraska home owners, businesses, and communities benefited from last year. According to Nelson, Nebraska received $189 million in USDA rural development funds in 2011.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:06:27 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 8346 at http://kios.org Nelson: crop insurance, alternative energy should be part of farm bill discussion