Politics & Elections

Election 2008
12:23 am
Wed October 8, 2008

Candidates spar during debate, health care forum

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's U.S. Senate and Second Congressional District candidates squared off in separate events Tuesday at Creighton University.

Senate Candidates Mike Johanns and Scott Kleeb participated in a health care forum. Both candidates support the further development of community-based clinics to serve the needs of rural Nebraskans. Kleeb says the government could learn from the values of community-based providers.

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Election 2008
2:39 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Reaching out to voters with disabilities

Council Bluffs, IA – An Iowa group is reaching out to voters with disabilities.

Iowans with Disabilities in Action, or ID ACTION, held a voter education and registration workshop Thursday in Council Bluffs. The workshop was designed to help disabled voters understand the process. Attendees also had the chance to practice voting on a machine that accommodates the disabled.

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Election 2008
2:46 am
Wed August 20, 2008

Jim Esch unveils economic development plan

Photo courtesy Jim Esch campaign>

Omaha, NE – Second Congressional District candidate Jim Esch is unveiling his economic development plan.

The Omaha Democrat's proposal includes improving infrastructure, supporting a green economy, retraining the workforce, enhancing opportunities, and focusing on small businesses.

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Election 2008
2:41 am
Fri July 18, 2008

Project Vote Smart plans a visit to Omaha

Omaha, NE – Project Vote Smart is bringing its Voter Self-Defense System bus tour to Omaha next week.

The non-partisan organization runs a web site that houses voting records, campaign finance information, speeches, and issue positions of lawmakers and candidates, both state and federal.

Tony Boehm of Project Vote Smart says the bus tour is designed to educate voters about the group's resources. The Project's tour bus is equipped with a small theatre and a computer lab for voters to research candidates and lawmakers.

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Election 2008
1:24 am
Mon February 11, 2008

Strong participation in Nebraska's first-ever caucus