Gergory Nemitz suggests $1 billion government prize to best Mars space colony. Rep. Mike Simpson has never had a GOP challenger since he was elected in 1998. Nemitz is on the Ron Paul tix, wants cuts to Dept. of Education, multiple currencies, quick end to war in Iraq (but not political withdrawal). Jack Wayne Chappell is the anti-CIEDRA candidate, promoting his book. Simpson: “To get anything done there are things we’re working on. There are things that take a long time to do. I’ve been working on CIEDRA for seven years. It’s just one of those things that just take a long time. To say we just need change, that’s almost sounding like Barack Obama.” Hopkins in the Times-News.