Charles Herbster, Nebraska governor candidate

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TheNewSaint
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Charles Herbster, Nebraska governor candidate

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This assclown deserves his own thread:
https://omaha.com/news/state-and-region ... r-homepage

Gubernatorial candidate Charles W. Herbster does not plan to attend a deposition planned Friday in Johnson County District Court in his legal fight with State Sen. Julie Slama.

Herbster’s campaign spokesperson Emily Novotny said in a text message that scheduling the interview for Friday was “clearly intended to take Charles off the campaign trail just days before the May 10th primary election.” She confirmed that Herbster, who heads Conklin Co. and other businesses, will be campaigning in western Nebraska on Friday (Chadron, Alliance and McCook).

Herbster filed a defamation lawsuit against Slama last month, after the Nebraska Examiner reported allegations from eight women who said Herbster had groped them in recent years. Slama was the only named accuser at the time, but another accuser, Elizabeth Todsen, has come forward and used her name since.

As of Thursday morning, Slama’s attorney Dave Lopez said that Herbster was “under a current legal obligation to appear at the Johnson County courthouse to testify under oath at 9 a.m. tomorrow.” Lopez said that was still true Thursday afternoon and that Herbster has made it clear that he won’t attend.

In her statement, Novotny accused Lopez of “playing politics with a very serious matter” and pointed out that Lopez is listed on corporate documents for Jim Pillen for Governor. Slama has endorsed Pillen, a hog producer and University of Nebraska regent, and Herbster has framed the allegations — in public statements and a TV ad — as a political hit job devised by Pillen and his most prominent backer, Gov. Pete Ricketts.
An accused serial groper who sued his victim for defamation. Somewhere Judge Roy Moore is saying "why didn't I think of that?" And blows off his mandatory deposition in said case because protecting the rights of someone he is accused of violating would be "playing politics" with his oh-so-important campaign. But of course, he "looks forward to clearing his name through the appropriate legal venues... at times agreed to by both sides." As if it's just not convenient for him right now. If you want to be a Republican governor in 2022, Chuck, you need to learn to schedule your groping a little better.

Of course, this is the guy who's inundating my mailbox with junk about how Super Christian Values Conservative Businessman Farmer he is. He has the coveted Trump endorsement... which, interestingly, includes Trump throwing Nebraska senator Ben Sasse under the bus. And Ben Sasse is a useless stuffed shirt who does whatever he's told by the Republican powers that be, including performative criticism of Donald Trump. He's part of the act. In pro wrestling, I believe the term is "jobber."

The whole article is worth a read to see what a complete sociopath this guy is. It goes on to say that the victim's lawyer should recuse himself, because his firm (not even him) has "ties" with his primary opponent Jim Pillen. Which is relevant to a sexual harassment case because...?

Sad thing is, Nebraska is historically proud of its political reasonableness. The state has a non-partisan, unicameral legislative body that has an ethos of getting things done and keep "politics" at a minimum. Not in Trumpmerica! Though it was already moving in that direction well before 2018.


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UPDATE: Herbster lost his primary. Badly. Not that the guy who won, Jim Pillen, is a good thing. But Ricketts already set the bar so far to the right he wouldn't make it much worse. And it's only the Republican primary; there's still the general election against the Democratic candidate which could go BWAAHHAHAH I CAN'T EVEN TYPE THAT WITH A STRAIGHT FACE.


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So does TFG
- blame Herbster for losing?
- forget it ever happened?
- go on rant about stupid voters?
- all of the above?


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Trump: We’re going to elect Charles W. Herbster, a good man. A very good man. He’s going to be elected as your governor


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tek wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:45 am So does TFG
- blame Herbster for losing?
- forget it ever happened?
- go on rant about stupid voters?
- all of the above?
You forgot rigged election.


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8 different women accusing him of sex assault made “tremendous headwinds” for the Herbster campaign.


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There's some talk today about why Herbster lost the Republican primary despite the vaunted Trump endorsement, one of the few to do so. I don't think it means anything that can be projected nationally. His behavior was way over the line, and Nebraska voters will punish candidates for that.


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TheNewSaint wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 2:26 pm There's some talk today about why Herbster lost the Republican primary despite the vaunted Trump endorsement, one of the few to do so. I don't think it means anything that can be projected nationally. His behavior was way over the line, and Nebraska voters will punish candidates for that.
See 538: Trump’s Candidate Lost In Nebraska — But Trump Is Still Winning Most Of His Primaries:
The elimination of one of West Virginia’s House seats after the 2020 census threw Mooney into the same district as fellow Republican Rep. David McKinley, and Mooney represented only 34 percent of the new district, to McKinley’s 66 percent. But with Trump’s endorsement, Mooney romped to a victory, 54 percent to 36 percent. As a result, there will now be one fewer pro-democracy Republican in the House (McKinley voted to certify the 2020 election and investigate the Jan. 6 attack) and one fewer consensus-builder as well (McKinley was rated as one of the most bipartisan House members and helped pass Biden’s infrastructure bill).

All told, Trump’s endorsed candidates for Senate, House and governor have now won 39 out of their 40 Republican primaries so far in 2022.2 That statistic, of course, far overstates his impact: 33 of those 40 endorsements were incumbents facing only token opposition. But that means that, even in relatively uncertain primaries, his picks have still gone 6-for-7. That includes impressive wins by Mooney, who was fighting the geography of his district, as well as author J.D. Vance, who had been languishing at around 10 percent in the polls before Trump’s endorsement helped him surge in Ohio’s GOP Senate primary last week.


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Playbook: Julie Slama, a Republican Nebraska state senator who's suing the Trump-endorsed failed GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster for sexual battery, is subpoenaing former Herbster advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie in the case's discovery phase.
@playbookdc


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