Rival to Nebraska’s governor becomes Democrat to bolster chances

Source: Raw Story

“A state senator who entered Nebraska’s gubernatorial race as an independent said on Tuesday he had joined the Democratic Party to bolster his bid to unseat Republican Governor Pete Ricketts.
Report Advertisement ‘I have 90 days before the May 15 Primary Election to introduce myself to Nebraskans registered in the Democratic Party and to earn their trust,’ said Bob Krist of Omaha, who changed his voter registration on Monday. Ricketts, whose family founded TD Ameritrade and owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team, won his first term in office in 2014, beating Democrat Chuck Hassebrook 57 percent to 39 percent. Krist, a pilot and Air Force veteran, was appointed to Nebraska’s non-partisan single-chamber legislature in 2009 by then-Republican Governor Dave Heineman. Krist was elected to the seat as a Republican in 2010 and 2014 but announced in July he would run for governor as an independent.” (02/13/18)


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