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It’s Terry vs. Ewing in November

By   /   May 15, 2012  /   News  /   3 Comments

Congressman Lee Terry easily handled his Republican rivals in Tuesday’s primary, but now faces the one Democrat some in the GOP feared the most.

While Terry was picking up 60 percent of the vote against four other challengers—Brett Lindstrom finished a distant second with 23 percent—Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing took home the Democratic nomination thumping State Sen. Gwen Howard 62-38.

Because Howard is pro-choice sources tell Nebraska Watchdog that Terry was hoping to run against her figuring they could pick up pro-life Democrats who see eye-to-eye with Terry’s anti-choice positions. Because Ewing is pro-life that potential edge is gone.

Ewing said although he won he was “surprised by the margin of victory” over Howard.

Reported by Joe Jordan, joe@nebraskawatchdog.org

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  • M.J.

    Why is Terry “anti-choice” but Ewing is “pro-life?”

    I think your bias is showing, Joe.

  • roger

    M.J. “Anti Choice” or “Pro-Life” if that is the only identity crisis we had with No Leadership Lee I would be estatic.

    Poor No Leadership Lee has no idea who he is or what he stands for unless the Speaker of The House is whispering in his ear.

    It is a very sad day that Terry or Ewing is the best that District 2 has to send to Washington.

  • http://google resistwemuch

    Roger: Right on! However, Ewing has, what most democrats would consider a plus on his resume though. He stood up to the “man” in Colorado. In November of 2009 he was given a ticket for failing to follow a police officers legal order. He then failed to appear in court for a hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Conveniently, a few days before he announced his congressional bid he pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of disturbing the peace.

    Keep in mind this was one of OPD’s brightest as I understand he was only one promotion away from being named the chief of police.