Democrats’ Family Feud Still Simmering, Love Ready to Play Peacemaker

Democrats’ Family Feud Still Simmering, Love Ready to Play Peacemaker

Omaha, NE.—A major family feud inside the top rungs of the Nebraska Democratic Party, first reported by News Channel Nebraska, apparently continues to simmer.

At one point the bad blood between State Chair Jane Kleeb and Douglas County Chair Crystal Rhoades included charges of racism.

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In early October NCN reported:

According to emails and texts, Rhoades has written that Kleeb “grabs a person of color as a token for her photos. Then she leaves without doing a thing to actually help.”

Kleeb tells News Channel Nebraska she finds Rhoades’ comments “really hurtful.”

In the meantime Rhoades who also wrote, “Jane breezes into town, grabs a token and rents a space and she’s a hero and I’m a zero?” is doubling down.

“I stand by my criticism of Chair Kleeb,” Rhoades says in a statement to News Channel Nebraska. “I’ve worked for years in government on policies that dismantle systemic racism and I find Kleeb’s efforts woefully inadequate.”


Preston Love, the party’s second associate chair, tells NCN he’s ready to try and bring Kleeb and Rhoades together.

Stay tuned, so far Kleeb says she and Rhoades haven’t met, talked by phone, emailed or texted.

Rhoades has not been available for comment.

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