Politics & Elections
1:50 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Nebraska Governor, Omaha Mayor endorse Jon Bruning in Governor's race

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has picked up endorsements from two Republican leaders.

Governor Dave Heineman and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert on Wednesday announced their support for Bruning. He’s one of six Republican candidates running for Governor in next Tuesday’s primary election.

Governor Heineman says he believes Bruning is the best candidate to address Nebraska’s critical issues.

“There are three key issues in the Governor’s race for me: experience, economic development, and education. As Governor, in order to be an effective leader, experience in state government is important and Jon Bruning has significant experience.”

Stothert says she believes Bruning is the best candidate to lead Nebraska.

“Should he be elected, I will work tirelessly for him in November so that he may earn the privilege of serving as Nebraska’s 40th Governor. Jon has the experience to be an effective Governor. The job is demanding, it’s complex, and it requires a background and experience that only Jon has.”

Bruning called the endorsements a “significant and exciting day” for his campaign.

“But let me clear, I understand what needs to be done, and I will continue to work tirelessly and enthusiastically for the remaining days of this campaign to earn the endorsement of Nebraskans on May 13th. This is their state, and the people come first, last, and always.”

Bruning’s announcement came the same day that one of his opponents, businessman Pete Ricketts, announced he’d been endorsed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

State Senators Beau McCoy and Tom Carlson, attorney Bryan Slone, and State Auditor Mike Foley are also seeking the GOP nomination for Governor.