McLeay launches 1st campaign ad


Republican Sen. candidate Bart McLeay has launched his first televison commercial with a statewide ad buy in the neighborhood of $100,000. The spot debuted during NBC’s coverage of the Olympics, and will be running for the next few weeks.

Some blogs have panned the folksy commercial featuring McLeay’s family, but it’s a nice change from the typical political talking head, and the McLeay family shows a natural talent for delivering lines. Catch it on YouTube if you miss it on your small screen.

McLeay is an Omaha native, business lawyer and partner at the Omaha law firm of Kutak Rock. He played football for a year at the University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Virginia law school.

According to his campaign web site, he is pro-gun, pro-life and pro-flat tax. He supports limited government and cutting spending “back to basics and budget(ing) within our means.” He says he would replace Obamacare with a free-market-based alternative, which may pique your interest because the basis of Obamacare is having Americans buy insurance on the free market.

Learn more about candidate McLeay at

4 thoughts on “McLeay launches 1st campaign ad

  1. Watching the Republicans and their “Party of No” line reminds me of the dog running after the car, barking at the tuire. What do they want to do if they catch the damn thing? Sometimes I think it’d be a disaster worth enduring to let them run the country between 2015-2017 because that would expose them for the frauds they are. “Stop Obamacare”! This fellow puts up a great commercial but is nothing new.


    • It’s too late to stop Obamacare, and I think most of them realize that. (The GOP’s only hope is to retake the Senate, which is possible but I don’t see it happening. And you’re right. Repeal Obamacare and then what? Anyone who sees public chaos and anger over the current changes will see it doubled if it all changes again in a year or two. And what about the parts of Obamacare that people like? Obamacare is here to stay, and it will be good for Americans.) Obamacare is one of those things that are too important to the electorate. The race should focus on the 1,001 more important issues facing the country.
      My apologies that your comments aren’t showing. I’m having trouble with the widget, and I’m trying to fix it. This is a good theme for a lot of reasons but a bad theme for that one reason. I’m working on it.


      • That is pretty much why I can’t take these people seriously: The time to stop it was before it passed! Of course, they resolved not to participate in shaping the legislation as part of their failed campaign to make the President a one term president.

        As a former Republican, I should feel some loyalty to the sad party that remains, but I wish it’d shrivel up and die sooner than later so we can get on with the business of rebuilding and repairing our educational system, infrastructure, and economy, to name three of the 1001 important issues sidelined by the ignorance and willfulness of the extremists within that party.

        Actually, my comments show on my end when I post, and I (obviously!) got the e-mail indicating you’d added comments of your own. What a strange issue. Computers definitely bring their own challenges and quirks into out lives.


      • It’s hard not to be a Republican in Nebraska, because the people around you are (mostly) all Republicans. I moved to Texas in 1980, and it was more Democratic then than Nebraska is now Republican, if you can believe it. Texas had it’s first GOP governor since Reconstruction, but all of the other office holders, from county commissioner and justices of the peace up through the constitutional officers were all Democrats — and had been since 1867 or so. If you wanted to vote, you had to vote Democratic because there were no Republican candidates. In 1980, many Texans couldn’t vote for Ronald Reagan in the Republican primary. Primary elections had to be paid for or sponsored by the Republican party in each county, and most counties had no Republican organization. I worked for a newspaper with a large rural circulation and I’ll never forget primary night. I took election results from county after county where there had been no Republican primary because, as one election official told me, “there are no Republicans living here.” So, it was a seismic shift that has taken place in Texas during the last 30-plus years. It makes me wonder if we’ll ever see a shift away from Republican domination in Nebraska. One thing is for sure, though, we’ll never see it until the Democrats can drum up candidates.


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