Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Change in Plans: Meet with Pete on Check with Chip

John Sieler's tales of intrigue in the selection of Republican delegates from Nebraska for the national presidential nominating convention will have to wait a week. Instead, Pete Ricketts, Republican national committeeman for Nebraska, will review Super Tuesday and talk about where the GOP primary race goes from here.

Super Tuesday has come and gone. What does it mean for the Grand Old Party? Pete Ricketts will be first up on Check with Chip this Saturday to break it down for us.

Pete of course ran for the United States Senate in 2006 and remains active in Republican politics at the local, state, and national levels. He was in Washington, D.C., recently to meet with the Republican National Committee. He knows what the GOP leadership is thinking and will give us a sense of how the Republican primary race looks going forward from Super Tuesday.

With Mitt Romney vowing to carry on and Mike Huckabee apparently gaining strength, will this year’s Republican convention be more than a scripted pep rally? Is that good or bad?

And what about your questions? Remember, Check with Chip is your live-and-local chance to get in the conversation. Join us Saturday at 11 a.m. on News Talk 1420 KOTK.

1 comment:

OmaSteak said...

I'd like to hear you and Pete discuss each upcoming Federal race in Nebraska...US Senate and all 3 House districts...and what you both are hearing about current/potential challengers. I'd also like to hear Pete discuss how the RNC plans to keep/expand the Republican numbers in both the House and Senate in November.
On the local county level, I'd like to hear you Chip discuss how and when the county assessor is going to change home valuations to reflect the collapse in the new home market and the at least 5-10% decline already experienced in the existing home market. Is the county board making plans for a decline in property tax collections next year without raising property tax rates??? It's likely existing home values will continue their decline well into 2009 so our wonderful assessor should be prepared to relect that in 2009 assessments. Now tillable farm land is another subject, with those values still climbing and have entered into the "bubble" phase. That bubble will also burst at some point when the tax subsidy and protective tariff on ethanol are reduced/eliminated as the Dems in Congress in non-ag states take action to combat sharply rising food prices.