Boland seeking support
for state senate run
The Inside Dope can report that Rep. Mike Boland is telling allies that he will not seek re-election as state representative and intends to challenge Sen. Mike Jacobs for the 36th District senate seat.
It is not known when Boland will make a formal announcement of his plans.
This would pave the way for what will likely prove a very bruising and divisive race in light of long-standing personal and political animosity between the Jacobs' and Boland. The ugliness potential for this contest is off the charts.
It would also ignites jockeying among those eying a run for the 71st representative district seat left vacant in the wake of Boland's move.
Mentioned as potential Democratic contenders for this position are Porter McNeil, long time staffer and consultant for national, state-wide, and local Democratic candidates, and Dennis Ahern, who ran a strong campaign against Boland last cycle. Speculation has also included Savanna realtor Tony McCombie, and Lane Evans aide Jerry Lack.
It would set the stage for intense political activity and ensures an upcoming campaign season filled with enough chills and spills to satisfy even the most hardened political junkie. Stay tuned.
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