Oh, Happy Day! Bruning, Pirsch Lose at the Polls

The chief architects of Nebraska’s politically motivated former sex offender law saw their political careers go down in flames in the Tuesday, May 13, primary election.

Attorney General Jon Bruning lost the Republican gubernatorial primary to Pete Ricketts, and former State Sen. Pete Pirsch finished fourth in a four-person race for the GOP attorney general nomination. Bruning and Pirsch were the moving spirits behind LB 285 of 2009, which exposed you and your families to vigilante violence and in general made the state more dangerous.

Icing on the cake: Bellevue City Council member Carol Blood, champion of a silly residence restriction law, came in behind a relatively unknown opponent.

Nebraskans Unafraid thanks all who heeded our call to vote. We heard from more than a few who registered specifically to vote against Bruning and Pirsch. You have demonstrated what a huge difference you can make. See complete election returns here. We also thank Heaven that Bruning and Pirsch are out of public life.

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