Two NE ranchers express support for Domina Senate race

Domina is a ‘strong, rural’ voice

David Domina is campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat to represent Nebraska. Over 10 years ago, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity of a front-row seat beside Dave in a U.S. District courtroom in Montgomery, Ala., representing the U.S. cattlemen in a class action lawsuit referred to as Pickett vs. Tyson, concerning market concentration.

Dave was our lead attorney and nearly the only attorney who had the courage and fortitude to respectfully and masterfully take on upwards of 20 Tyson attorneys. We won a unanimous 12-member jury verdict against Tyson but did not ultimately prevail because politically-appointed judges reversed the jury’s decision.

Dave’s lifetime work has been helping small business — independent ranchers and farmers — which is essentially Main Street rural America. Every independent rural citizen, regardless of party affiliation, should have a Domina for U.S. Senate sign hanging in their store or on their entrance. I challenge you to educate yourself on the stark differences between Dave and his main opponent, Ben Sasse. Researching “campaign fund financing” would be a good start, as a large percentage of Sasse’s contributions come from out-of-state interests not friendly to Nebraska nor our No. 1 industry, agriculture.

I cannot think of another person better suited to turn a U.S. Senate full of dissenting Republicans and Democrats back into united Americans, which is long past due. On Nov. 4, Nebraskans have one chance in a lifetime to elect a strong, leading rural voice to the U.S. Senate. Lets “get ’er done!”

Chris Abbott

Fifth Generation

Sandhills Rancher


Letter, 10/12: Domina for agriculture

I took offense to John Miller’s Oct. 5 letter, "Sasse for agriculture." Of the four U.S. Senate candidates, Ben Sasse may arguably have the worst ag resume.

The most important thing Nebraskans need to understand is that Ben Sasse is the only candidate who is being funded by the Club for Growth, which has been the primary leader over the past decade wanting to eliminate all federal farm programs. The demise of a support system at a time when commodity trends are dropping could lead to numerous family farms and ranches going under. Anyone bought and paid for by Club for Growth is NO friend to Nebraska farmers and ranchers.

In contrast, Dave Domina grew up on a family farm outside of Coleridge. It still remains in his family, and Domina has spent a good part of his career representing farmers, ranchers and rural people. Domina would provide a much needed rural voice to the U.S. Senate, something that is desperately needed at this time.

Jerry Stodola

Lifelong Rancher

Lincoln, NE