View Full Version : Campaign Evaluation: Shane Osborn (U.S. Senate, R-NE)

11-21-2013, 10:13 PM
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Candidate Name: Shane Osborn
Office Sought: U.S. Senate
Website: http://www.shaneosborn.com/
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/OsbornForSenate

Candidate Profile: On the Issues
Civil Liberties: [Rating TBD]
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Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: Nebraska
District: N/A
Other Primary Candidates: Sasse
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Relevant poll numbers: None.
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11-25-2013, 11:47 AM
Osborn on the recent Iran deal.

Release: Osborn Has Grave Concerns with Iranian Nuclear Agreement – November 24, 2013

Osborn Has Grave Concerns with Iranian Nuclear Agreement
Urges Senate To Impose Further Sanctions

WATERLOO, NE. – Today, Shane Osborn, Republican Candidate for the United States Senate, issued the following statement in response to the agreement finalized last evening between Iran, the United States and the P-5 Plus 1 Group on Iran’s nuclear program:

“I have deep reservation about the agreement reached in Geneva late last evening. While the specifics of the agreement are beginning to be made public, a key requirement appears to be missing. That requirement is for Iran to stop, not delay, its nuclear enrichment capacity.

“The United States is further alienating our remaining allies in the region and failing to adequately stand with Israel. I must side with Israel’s assessment of the situation. Iran does not seek to acquire nuclear capacity for peaceful means. They seek to further destabilize the region and the world by developing a nuclear weapon.

“Easing the current sanctions in place has thrown Tehran an economic lifeline when we should actually be tightening the noose to starve their nuclear program. We cannot wait until December to reevaluate the sanctions on the Iranians. We should be increasing the multilateral sanctions to ensure that Iran is complying with all current United Nations Treaty Obligations. Just this morning in international markets, Iran’s currency the Rial rose three percent against the dollar. The Iranians are already benefiting from our failed diplomacy.”

“I urge the United State Senate to increase sanctions against Iran. Current debate on the National Defense Authorization Act would be the appropriate mechanism. Senate Majority Leader Reid must allow for full debate and the Minority to offer amendments to this critical piece of national security legislation.”


11-25-2013, 12:00 PM
Video of Osborn at link. He discusses his past, and then the Fox reporter asks the only question she is really interested in, Iran.


05-02-2014, 01:31 PM
Ouch. This 60Plus group is really after Osborn.


05-02-2014, 01:37 PM
And Osborn responds to the ad:

OMAHA, Neb. – Today, the Osborn for Senate campaign released the following statements on the attack ad released by the 60 Plus Association, which has endorsed Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate:

Roger P. Lempke, Chairman of the Veterans for Shane coalition said, “In a pathetic and despicable display, Sasse has launched a disgraceful and un-American attack against a decorated veteran for his military service. Let’s be clear, this smear is owned by one person, Ben Sasse, a man who has never stood in defense of our nation, and he needs to answer for it.”

Maj. Gen. Roger P. Lempke (retired) is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Use of his military rank or job titles does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or the Department of Defense.

Bill Novotny, Osborn for Senate campaign manager said, “Shane Osborn received the Distinguish Flying Cross and Meritorious Service Medal for his service to the United States. Ben Sasse is not a veteran, and has never risked his life for the sake of our great nation. Sasse and his Washington allies should be ashamed of themselves for attacking a decorated veteran for his military service. This latest attack on Shane’s record of service is disrespectful to every single American who has ever worn the uniform.”