Hi I'm Todd Watson, an Independent candidate running for United States Senate.

Our party platform has three key philosophies compared to a traditional campaign agenda. First, we believe that the party system in Washington is broken. Second, we believe in a foundational return to the spiritual heritage of our country. Third, we believe it is time government act selfless and not selfish with the future of this country.

We have great passion to be part of a larger movement under God of real change in this country. Enjoy the site and let’s MOVE! I need your help in social media sharing, your signature to be placed on the ballot, your generous contributions to run the campaign, and ultimately your ability to spread the word and vote.

This site is designed to give you the information you need quickly while yet thorough enough to move the dialogue of the debate to “How” from “What”. “Todd’s Stances” has quick positional stances (read the bold if you have no time). Second, we have three Philosophies with quick excerpts to learn more about our beliefs. Finally, we thoroughly blog on any given topic to give those passionate about a subject details they can depend on. The details in these blogs gives you a roadmap to solving problems and details on specific views. You will rarely find disclosure of this level of detail as well as belief structures. Campaigns want to be general to appeal to the most voters. We fundamentally believe in giving specific guidance to move the debate forward and show we are serious about solving problems–not being popular.

Thanks for your support!

The Watson Campaign Team

Signatures Submitted!!!

Signatures Submitted!!!

Here is a picture of myself filing (look on Facebook) with the Secretary of State and Katie Swain who is a God send to that department for facilitating the petition process.  God Bless you Katie!

We made it to November on HARD WORK by our team and you!!!  We could have pursued taking the money from DC and compromised our stances to a party and PAC’s (chose not to do that).  We could have paid others to obtain signatures like other candidates chose to do.

Instead, we told our story and painted our vision for the office around this state.  The volunteers multiplied and WE made it on hard work and God’s grace alone!  It has been a privilege of meeting most of the 5,000+ Nebraskans who signed.  I’m the lucky one to get to meet all of these great people across this land.  My favorite meetings are still the spontaneous visits I make seeking out citizens living life away from the high profile “I need to be seen” political party events.

While they are shaking hands with the donors and PAC members, I’m talking with Veterans in the park, Mom’s at school, Farmers and Ranchers working the land, Wait Staff at the café, Small Business Owners in their stores, and Kids at the parade.  Big money fundraisers are not my comfort zone.  Walking down Main Street is.

Nebraskans that believe in hard work–take notice.

This maybe your last chance in history to have a guy free to work for you over the party and PAC donors.  Hard work pays off.  1.9 million Nebraska deserve to be represented over 3 million PAC members.  I owe you Nebraska-not Washington!

We cannot afford to elect another member to a party that fundamentally adopts uncompromising positions for the sake of party power.  Ask where your party candidate will compromise (is there anything there)?  Ask why are we trained to take a polarized approach (turn off the TV)?  Ask what will be accomplished in Washington if we elect hard line party members to office (Nothing)?

I will work hard and with both sides of the isle to find pragmatic approaches to civil issues that make up 90% of the problems Washington should be dealing with.  I will not waiver on the things that need hard line approaches (Pro-Life, 2nd Amendment, Pro-Family).  Morality and the Constitution must be defended.

I’m proud of the Kearney Hub headlining me as “A Reagan Type”.  I believe in pragmatic (as opposed to hard line) conservative solutions.  Reagan didn’t get everything right but he made friends as he changed the country.  How many Republicans have Democratic friends like Reagan?  Reagan understood real people because that was his roots.  The establishment from high society and privilege cannot relate to the people that need the most help (hard working Americans).

We got in this mess over 40 years and it isn’t going to be fixed overnight–but it can be fixed!  We need to move back to a traditional direction, fix a broken system, and aim to make friends not enemies on the way.  Polarized rhetoric is dangerous and is going to cause more “Revenge” as our first President predicted a long time ago warning this nation against a two party system.  This 20 year cycle of “Revenge” politics has created 2 extremes like we have never seen before.  The people in the middle are paying the price (especially the middle class). This political civil war must end.  Ending the war starts with your next vote.

God Bless all of you for making this happen!  Let’s go change this land and present a real message to the Nebraska people that has allegiances to no one but the fine people of this state.

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Retired Political Leaders Tell Washington to “Shape Up”!

From Earlier Facebook Post This Week…

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/the-washington-elders–retired-political-leaders-team-up-to-tell-d-c–to-shape-up-200548379.html

We need a new way! We have former leaders from both parties speaking out against the problems of party divide in an excellent interview below. Filibusters, amendments, protecting minority party rights and safe guarding debates. These ideas make sense. Why can’t these parties see they need to grow up and facilitate progress? Please vote for Todd Watson, Independent for US Senate. It is time to work together on civil issues to move this country forward.

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Religious Liberty Wins!

From our Facebook post on June 30th regarding Hobby Lobby…..

What great news!!!! Religious Liberty won today! The scary news is that the vote was 5-4 on what should have been a slam dunk case against the violation of a Citizen’s Conscious and Religious Freedom. We must continue to be diligent with judges approved to the court. This margin was too thin to celebrate “Complete Victory”. Decisions on free exercise, free expression, and freedom of religion must be interpreted correctly to have my vote of approval of a new Supreme Court Justice if elected. I’m happy the Court cited a law passed on the books as precedent. It is encouraging to see the court site case law passed by the Legislative Branch. This has signs of a Constitutional Framework–A Double Win!!!

I encourage all people to continue to exercise their freedoms. We have let society muddle the waters of free exercise & freedom of expression with establishment. There is a large gap between exercise & expression from establishment. We must work hard to reeducate citizens on those definitions. We do not want “Establishment” either enacting a specific religion or allowing the government to “Establish” laws such as these that violate the religous freedom of individuals.

We must exercise, protect, and enact the values of Free Exercise and Free Expression with consistent observances that these acts do not endanger Public Safety. Religious Liberty HAS TO BE protected!

Express and Exercise on America! This is a great day but there are many more battles ahead!

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Got a Fair Question for the Todd Watson or Ben Sasse Camp?

We are continuing to try and run this campaign in a professional manner.  I’m compared to Ben a lot on key issues because we have similar positions (see interviews with media).  However, I think our approaches to civil issues are very different.  I think we need a pragmatic approach of engaging both sides of the isle to move this country back to a more centric position on civil (as opposed to Moral and Constitutional) issues.  I believe extreme civil positions only lead to further divide and non-controversial legislation continues to stall (The Farm Bill for Example).

Yes, I’m Independent but I’m still conservative.  I believe in Pro-Life, Pro-Family, less government, etc.  In a nutshell I believe there are some moral absolutes and many of the social and constitutional issues cannot be compromised.  However, on civil issues where there is no moral or constitutional element at play I believe we need to work together to find solutions.  I believe the vast majority of legislation involves civil discussion and I believe this takes bipartisan engagement.  I leave the line in the sand arguments to those I believe reinterpret or violate what I would define as traditional Biblical and Constitutional guidance.

In this campaign the rumor mill can be a nasty game.  I do not think it is a secret that I do not like the agenda of some of the donors in the Republican Party.  Ben has not made an official policy statement on several issues that relate to the passions of his donor base or the Republican Party.  I think we need to know where Ben stands on some of these civil issues.

Instead of taking my assumptions to the media and online of his policy positions I only thought it fair to go to Ben and his camp first and seek direct answers on relevant issues.  I will relay those exact sentiments (with as many direct quotes as possible) to the people in a professional manner.  We will be meeting on Tuesday morning where I will give some positions I would like answered and give them a brief period to respond (on the spot answers to numerous questions are unreasonable–I know–been there).  I will go public with where I strongly differ with the traditional donors of these campaigns and the party if we don’t obtain a forthright answer.  I’m not really concerned if he is for or against as much as I think Nebraskans deserve to know how we would vote on an issue.   I only think it is fair to go to his camp first with many of my concerns and give him a chance to define himself first on policy issues before I try to define his views without seeking clarification first.

We will continue to work hard at approaching this campaign professionally.  If you have a fair question you think needs answered–Please write.  All the best – Todd

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Crony Capitalism & Big Government

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YTtFhqR344

Democrats – Big government + Crony Capitalism
Republicans – Small government + Crony Capitalism
Todd Watson – Small government + No Crony Capitalism

No Big Donors from Wall Street, Big Pharma, and PAC’s with Big Oil. I appreciate the fact Nebraskans are loyal and trained to be Conservative. Just understand Conservative is not Republican anymore. The Republican Halls are full of big donors that fund their campaigns. Many donors are working against a free market system.

Join me and be an Independent Voice. Crony Capitalism is as big of a detriment to the free market as big government. We can help all people rich and poor with a robust marketplace. Stand up to the money controlling the halls of government AND the free market. Let’s return this government to the people and reinstall free markets for the sake of all our people.  Please support Todd Watson, an Independent Conservative for US Senate

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