First, just becuase we've been hanging onto these for a while now, a little NCAA Final Four-season SABs for ya:
Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy and Kansas Coach Bill Self!
Senator Ben Nelson ('s hair) and former Louisville Coach Denny Crum ('s hair)!
State Senator Tom White and Kansas State Coach Frank Martin!
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle and former Missouri Coach Norm Stewart!
And, last, but not least...
Former all-around Democrat candidate Scott Kleeb and the Wichita State Shocker!
(If you have any better ones, please feel free to send in a completed photo and we'll post it here, today, if it's good.)
As you may have heard there are five finalist for the Omaha City Council spot vacated by the ill Chuck Sigerson.
(Hey, what happened to Kris Pierce, after he dumped the Secretary of State candidacy to be a City Council candidate?)
A quick run-down (essentially summarized from this good KPTM report -- that maybe went overboard on the B-roll) of the five:
We had expressed the other day that it looked like Gary Kudym was pretty much a lock for the gig.
However, after yesterday's Omaha Chamber of Commerce candidate forum, many have expressed that two others have out-shined Kudym, who may have other issues in any case.
For the Democrats, it was Jeri Regan -- who would add a little more gender balance to the Council, and make a possibly "more rounded" choice for the Dems.
And then there was Tom Mulligan, who apparently greatly impressed all present.
Unfortunately, the odds of Mulligan getting the nod have to be thin, with the Democrats controlling the Council. We can't imagine they could see beyond the party affiliation on this choice, and frankly likely just added the GOPers just to look balanced. But hey, prove us wrong.
The Council will interview the finalists at a public meeting on April 6th, and then make their selection on April 13th.