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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 06:01 AM

Here’s why Hillary Clinton is about to start airing TV ads in Nebraska

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said Thursday that it would expand its eight-state television advertising effort to include what at first blush might seem an unlikely location: heavily Republican Nebraska.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is planning to go up in the state’s 2nd Congressional District, which is centered on the city of Omaha.

Nebraska is one of only two states that awards part of its electoral votes based on congressional district. The other is Maine. In Nebraska’s case, two of the state’s five electoral votes go to the statewide winner. The other three are distributed on the basis of performance in its three congressional districts.

In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama successfully executed the same strategy, edging out Republican nominee John McCain in the 2nd District and picking up a single electoral vote. Four years later, GOP nominee Mitt Romney swept the entire state.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/30/heres-why-hillary-clinton-is-about-to-start-airing-tv-ads-in-nebraska/?hpid=hp_special-topic-chain_clintonads930p%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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Sat Jul 2, 2016, 08:43 AM

1. Great. Indicators must be improving. Gov Pence

is apparently in a tight race for reelection after his sneaking in a "religious freedom" discrimination bill backfired on him. So this is a governorship we could pick up.

Pence is also considered as Trump's VP. It'd be a hoot, uh, just fine with me, if he tossed the governor's office to the Democrat and went down the drain with Trump. Won't count on it, though.

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