China letter stirs trouble for GOP’s Osborn, if…


Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

At least one of Shane Osborn’s GOP rivals is steering clear of the latest dust-up in the four-man Republican Senate race, a dust-up rippling nationally.

Shane Osborn’s first TV ad puts his Navy record front and center (see ad below)

The New York Daily News writes, “A Nebraska Senate candidate (Osborn) circulated a fake U.S. Navy memo in an ill-advised attempt to defend his military record.”

The story, first reported by the Omaha World-Herald, found Senate hopeful Sid Dinsdale telling KFAB radio, “I don’t have any comment about the story, I’ll let that speak for itself.”

KFAB also asked Nebraska Watchdog’s Joe Jordan (see video above) to examine the fall-out.

As Osborn’s memo was picking up steam the former Navy pilot was announcing the backing of the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition.

Osborn has made his Navy record—highlighted by an international incident over China in 2001—a critical part of his campaign and the focus of his first TV ad (see video below).

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