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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

NE-03: Scott Kleeb Announces Congressional Bid

Posted by Bob Brigham

Via Hotline and the Nebraska Democrats, meet Scott Kleeb, running for NE-03. This is Tom Osborne's seat, he's running for Governor. In 2000, the D landed 16%; in 2002 there was no Democrat; in 2004 the Democrat won 11%. The district is everything west of Columbus and accounts for 80% of Nebraska's acreage.

The Omaha World Herald reports:

Scott Kleeb, 30, a Yale graduate who works on a Dunning ranch, said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Republican Rep. Tom Osborne.

Kleeb is the first Democrat to enter the race for the 3rd District, long considered a GOP stronghold.

Six Republicans already are dueling for their party's nomination.

My favorite quote:

I know what it's like to deliver a calf and get it breathing at 3 a.m. ," Kleeb said.

Who is he?

"We need young people coming back to our state. Folks who get their education and come back to the communities that they're from. That's exactly what I'm doing," he said.

Born in Turkey, Kleeb spent the first 19 years of his life in Italy, where his father, a native Nebraskan, taught high school on an Army base.

He attended the University of Colorado for four years, earning bachelor's degrees in history and political science in 1998.

He worked for a year on a ranch near Dunning, the McGinn Cattle Co., which is partly owned by a cousin.

In the fall of 1999, he enrolled in graduate school at Yale University, where he earned master's degrees in international relations and history.

He finished his doctoral thesis this summer - on the history of cattle ranching - and expects to earn his doctorate in history later this year.

Could be fun to watch.

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