District 27

Colby Coash vs. Kyle Michaelis

Incumbent Sen. Colby Coash is running against Kyle Michaelis in the District 27 race for the Nebraska Legislature.

Colby Coash

Hometown: Bassett, Neb.

Contact: 402-580-3800   colbycoash@gmail.com

Campaign Website: Coash Website

Social Media: TwitterFacebookYouTube

Colby Coash was elected in 2008 to represent District 27 in the Nebraska Legislature. Winning by just 79 votes, he was the first Republican to hold the seat since 1972. He has been vice chairman of the Urban Affairs committee and serves on the Judiciary, General Affairs, Children’s Behavioral Health, State Tribal Relations and Developmental Disability Oversight committees. Coash graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He resides in Lincoln with his wife, Rhonda, and son, Cole.

Kyle Michaelis

Hometown: West Point, Neb.

Contact: 402-202-9683   kylemichaelis2012@gmail.com

Campaign Website: Michaelis Website

Social Media: TwitterFacebookYouTube

Kyle Michaelis is making his first run for elected office. Michaelis holds bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has worked as an immigration officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Michaelis is the managing editor of the New Nebraska Network, a liberal blog and website he founded in 2005.


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Michaelis challenges Coash in District 27 race

Lincoln Journal Star reports: Colby Coash runs for re-election against Kyle Michaelis for the District 27 legislative seat.

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District 27 candidates have differing views, similar backgrounds

Omaha World-Herald reports: Colby Coash and Kyle Michaelis differ greatly on political views, despite similarities.

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District 27 incumbent challenged by blogger

Lincoln Journal Star and Nebraska Watchdog report: Kyle Michaelis announces he will run against Sen. Colby Coash in District 27 race.

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Colby Coash and Kathy Campbell work to change child welfare laws

Journal Star reports: Sens. Coash and Campbell want to adjust the Nebraska welfare system “to keep families together and reduce the trauma for kids.”

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Colby Coash becomes first recipient of  ‘Bold Badge’

Bold Nebraska reports: Bold Nebraska awards its first badge of honor to Coash for his “common sense” stance on immigration.

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Colby Coash receives $74,598 in contributions

Get the full text: followthemoney.org.

Kyle Michaelis receives $12,396

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Coash’s political positions

Project Vote Smart reports: Summaries of Coash’s stances on key issues.

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Michaelis’ political positions

Project Vote Smart reports: Summaries of Michaelis’ stances on key issues.

Get the full text: votesmart.org

Compiled by Victoria Grdina 

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