After endorsing Hillary Clinton when voters in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District chose Bernie Sanders, Brad Ashford now seems to be avoiding the presidential nominee as she spends the day in Omaha, NE. Does Brad Ashford not want to be seen with Hillary Clinton because of her toxic numbers?
]CNN/ORC poll: Seven in 10 Americans view Clinton as dishonest and untrustworthy.
]CBS poll: Fifty six percent of Americans view Clinton unfavorably.
Unfortunately for Ashford, he can run, but he can’t hide. Last week, Congressional Leadership Fund launched ImWithCareless.com, a site highlighting Ashford’s steadfast support of the unpopular Democratic nominee on the heels of the FBI Director’s blistering criticism and voters’ deep distrust of Hillary Clinton.
While Ashford Avoids Clinton, He Has Supported Her Presidential Campaign
Ashford Endorsed Hillary Clinton For President In December 2015
On December 14, 2015, Ashford Endorsed Hillary Clinton For President And Said “Her Experience And Background Are Just What The Country Needs Now.” “Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb., is ready for Hillary Clinton. The Omaha congressman endorsed Clinton on Monday in an exclusive statement to The World-Herald. Clinton has served as first lady, senator and secretary of state. Ashford said her experience and background are just what the country needs now.” (Joseph Morton, “Ashford Endorses Hillary Clinton In Presidential Race,” Omaha World-Herald, 12/15/15)
Ashford: “We Need More Than Rhetoric; We Need A Leader Who Will Bring People Together To Grow Our Economy, Keep Promises To Our Veterans And Protect Our Nation From Terrorism.” “‘Her decades of public service have prepared her to lead our nation during these turbulent times,’ Ashford said. ‘We need more than rhetoric; we need a leader who will bring people together to grow our economy, keep promises to our veterans and protect our nation from terrorism.’” (Joseph Morton, “Ashford Endorses Hillary Clinton In Presidential Race,” Omaha World-Herald, 12/15/15)
Ashford Is A Superdelegate Who Came Out In Support Of Hillary Clinton Before The Nebraska Caucus. “Of the five superdelegates, Clinton has already won a majority. Sanders has failed to claim a single one. Three of Nebraska’s superdelegates came out earlier this year for Clinton: U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford of Omaha; Patty Zieg, the party’s national committeewoman; and Ron Kaminski, national committeeman. Two superdelegates will remain neutral through the caucuses: Vince Powers, chairman of the state party, and Monahan, the party’s first associate chairwoman.” (Robynn Tysver, “Nebraska’s Democratic Caucuses Could Be Big This Year, After Bernie Sanders’ Strong Showing In Iowa,” Star-Herald, 2/8/16)