Today I am thankful for Nebraska. You did not disappoint yesterday. We succeeded in achieving everything we wanted in our state including all our major ballot initiatives.
83% of Nebraskans voted YES to amend the Constitution to allow impeachment of civil officers for misdemeanors committed in pursuit of office, not just while in office. 76.7% of Nebraskans voted YES to amend the Constitution to establish rights to fish, hunt and harvest wildlife. 64.5% of Nebraskans voted NO to amend the Constitution to allow legislators to serve three consecutive terms instead of two. 68% of Nebraskans voted NO to amend the Constitution to raise legislator’s salaries to $22,500 from $12,000.
In the House of Representatives 68.5% voted FOR Jeff Fortenberry, 51.2% voted FOR Lee Terry, and 74.2% voted FOR Adrian Smith.
In case anyone wanted to know, these percentages are based on 100% reporting for the entire state of Nebraska.
I am proud to say that Deb Fischer took 58.2% of the votes away from Bob Kerrey who I would imagine has already booked his flight back to New York. His sleaze ball campaigning in MY state did NOT work, nor will it ever! Good and decent people can smell a liar halfway across the country!!
No more Cornhusker kickbacks from Ben Nelson, thank God!! He's "quietyly" retiring.
I am also PROUD to say that MY state (minus Thurston County) voted 60.5% overwhelmingly for Mitt Romney!!
I could not be more pleased as a Nebraskan living in Cornhusker Nation!!!