Fahey endorses Ashford

Fahey endorses Ashford

By Juan Perez Jr. January 10, 2013 10:34 am Comments

Well, this is interesting. Right?

Former Mayor Mike Fahey is publicly endorsing State Sen. Brad Ashford’s mayoral campaign, a potential blow to Mayor Jim Suttle that could divide local Democrats.

The endorsement was “the result of looking beyond party lines and onto what is best for Omaha,” Fahey, a Democrat and two-term mayor, wrote in a letter this week.

Fahey’s full-throated support for Ashford represents a threat to Suttle’s re-election campaign, although the current mayor’s supporters say the endorsement is hardly a surprise.

“This is not something that’s got us all atwitter over here,” Suttle campaign manager Gary DiSilvestro said. I wonder what local Dems are thinking.

It’s already a crowded race, folks: Businessman Dave Nabity, former City Councilman Dan Welch, Councilwoman Jean Stothert, Brad Ashford and Mayor Jim Suttle are your candidates thus far.