Uncovered Politics: Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

Editor’s note: Dan Buhrdorf (above) is the Tax Wall Street Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.

By Darcy G. Richardson

While many seasoned political observers believe that Democratic nominee Dave Domina, a wealthy trial lawyer, has already thrown in the towel in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s lopsided U.S. Senate race, little-known Dan Buhrdorf — the longest of long-shots — wants his fellow Cornhuskers to know that he doesn’t give up without a fight.

You’ll never see a white flag of surrender from him.

At least not as long as millions of Americans are still suffering from the near-catastrophic financial meltdown of 2008 — a lingering economic crisis in which the final chapter has yet to be written.

Narrowly falling short in qualifying for a spot on the general election ballot as a third-party candidate in August, the scrappy Lincoln resident and longtime antiwar activist recently filed qualifying paperwork to become an official write-in candidate for the U.S. Senate.

A thoughtful proponent of the long-neglected American System of Political Economy — the economic system advocated by Alexander Hamilton, Henry Clay and Philadelphia’s Henry C. Carey, Lincoln’s leading economic adviser, and later revived in modified version during President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier — the 46-year-old Buhrdorf says that he’s staying in the race to bring attention to the fledgling United Front Against Austerity’s (UFAA) economic program.

Buhrdorf, a fifth-generation Nebraskan, was a participant at the UFAA’s founding conference in New York City in October 2012.

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