Sunday, October 21, 2007

Who Will Lose an Election Due to the Immigration Debate?

This article almost looks like a threat. Gubenatorial candidate Osborne in Nebraska lost the primary because he supported in-state tuition for undocumented students? It this really what is at the "forefrunt of Nebraskans' minds?"

Personally I don't think the loss was caused by Osborne's immigration stance. It had to be a much more complex situation.

The minority who are against immigration are cursing and insulting on the blogs and newspaper commentaries scream very loudly. Seems like our lawmakers think they have to listen.

Seems to me that a much higher percentage are just silent on the subject...which is even more unfortunate.
llegal immigration could be firecracker for Senate candidates
Beatrice Daily Sun
Sunday, October 21, 2007 3:41 PM CDT

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - After watching Nebraska icon Tom Osborne get scorched in the GOP gubernatorial primary last year, candidates are choosing their words carefully when it comes to illegal immigration.

"There's no question, this is an issue at the forefront of Nebraskans' minds," said Republican Jon Bruning, the state attorney general, who has declared his U.S. Senate intentions.

The wrong position "can drag a politician down real quick," said John Rolfsmeyer, 56, a Democratic voter from Ravenna.

Osborne learned that the hard way when Gov. Dave Heineman stunned the state by beating Osborne and winning the primary.

Many voters said they chose Heineman over Osborne, a sitting U.S. representative and wildly popular former Nebraska football coach, because Osborne supported a bill in the Legislature to give in-state tuition to children who don't have legal status.

from Huffington Post -

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