Former Omaha State Senator Chip Maxwell is throwing his hat into the 2nd District Congressional race after all. Maxwell is a well known Tea Party activist and he will soon start the process of gathering signatures to get on the November ballot as an Independent. Maxwell will need to gather 2,000 signatures by the September 1st deadline.
If Maxwell succeeds his name will be on the ballot with current 2nd District Congressman Lee Terry and Democratic candidate Brad Ashford.
Terry for Congress Strategist Ryan Horn released a statement regarding Maxwell’s announcement.
“Regardless of whether or not Chip Maxwell is successful qualifying for the ballot, there will only be one candidate in the race for Congress who has the proven record of introducing a Balanced Budget Amendment, standing to vote and repeal Obamacare, working effectively to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, and passing amendments that cut wasteful federal spending. That candidate is Lee Terry.”
“The Second District has a clear choice between a candidate who is a proven fighter and delivers results or others who change their mind and political affiliation to suit their own electoral goals.”