Monday, November 17, 2008
The Mayoral Race in Omaha
Looks like the field for Mayor is getting more crowed and the major players are gearing up.
Hal Daub has established a headquarters operation and officially announced last Monday. We're told he is well on his way to having the necessary petition signatures to file (1000) and is finding no difficulty securing financial support.
Soon to be declared candidate Jim Suttle is attending event after event. We understand he has a fundraiser coming up at the Dundee Dell. It's a $100 ahead scotch tasting event. We wonder what Mothers Against Drunk Driving would think of that?
Jim Vokal appears to be well on his way to file at any moment. From the "Run, Jimmy, Run" signs around Omaha, how can he refuse such a 'draft' movement?
In addition to the above, there is a new candidate in the race as of November 14th. He is Jerry Odum whom we don't know a lot about as of yet, but he has formally announced.
Van Argyrakis, an attorney who once worked in Hal Daub's Washington congressional office is running, at least by the sign in his window.
Will there be others? Rumors still persist of Brad Ashford, Dan Welch among others.
One election just over, one just begun.