Ryne is noting a Yale history graduate student running for Congress in Western Nebraska. Excerpt:
Speaking of Nebraska's 3rd District, Scott Kleeb, the
sacrificial lambDemocratic candidate for Osborne's seat, has a new finance chair.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey has joined the 3rd District congressional campaign of Democrat Scott Kleeb. Kerrey will serve as chairman of the Kleeb for Congress campaign finance committee.
“I am deeply impressed with Scott’s commitment to thinking deeply about the issues facing central and western Nebraska,” Kerrey said in a statement. “He envisions a Nebraska with jobs and people flowing in instead of out. If that vision is to be realized, we need leaders with the energy and intelligence to promote fresh ideas. And Scott is such a leader.”
Here's more on Kleeb, a Yale grad who is currently working on a ranch near Dunning.
Handsome, 6'3 and clad in jeans, cowboy boots and a purple dress shirt, Scott Kleeb GRD '01 '03 strode onto Yale's campus last week to talk about his congressional campaign.
In his six years as a graduate student, Kleeb, 30, inspired admiration from students and professors alike. He won a prize for his overall performance as a teaching assistant for classes such as history professor John Gaddis' Cold War lecture. He won a spot on the Rumpus' list of the 50 most beautiful people at Yale. And he won praise from history professor John Mack Faragher for his dissertation on cattle ranching, which he plans to submit this spring.
But whether Kleeb, a Democrat, will win a congressional seat in Nebraska's heavily Republican third district next year is uncertain.
It's an interesting read. Check it out for the scoop on the 3rd's only Democratic candidate so far. But there's no doubt about it. Mr. Kleeb is going to be a tough sell in the District.