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Tea partier run at Terry appears to be losing steam

By   /   December 20, 2012  /   4 Comments

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

OMAHA—Tea partier Chip Maxwell’s plan to take on Republican Rep. Lee Terry isn’t looking like a best seller.

As Nebraska Watchdog reported last month Maxwell, a former state senator and Douglas County Commissioner, said he’d be challenging Terry in the 2014 primary election if he can sell 30,000 books by June 30, 2013.

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But Maxwell recently told Nebraska Watchdog he’s “still a little shy of 30,000.”

Maxwell says all the talk lately about the controversial fire contract between the city and fire union—Maxwell is the Executive Director of the Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector—forced him to put the book on the back burner.

Congressman Lee Terry (R)

Maxwell says once he gets it back to the “front burner” he’ll let Nebraska Watchdog know.

The book “Fix it Now” is a tea party anthem: calling for, among other things, a 40-year phase out of Social Security and Medicare by ending Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes.

According to Maxwell, “Some like my plan. Some recommend strong medication.”

As for Terry, Maxwell says, “I voted for him. I’m glad he won. But we need someone willing to fight to save the country. His first 10 years in office he helped rack up record debt.”

Contact Joe Jordan at [email protected]



Joe formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • I’m all for people running against Terry, but seriously, we just had an election last month. Give us a break from campaign bS!

  • Talk about a potential clash of midgets!

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    One more whackadoodle joins the GOP race!

  • Does anybody give the Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector any credibility outside their KFAB clique? Who are they trying to kid? They don’t have any influence on anything stop paying attention to them.