Government
11:05 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy resigns from office

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy has resigned, effective immediately.

Gov. Dave Heinman announced Sheehy's resignation in a hastily called news conference Saturday morning.

Heineman said the resignation followed disclosures made in a public records request, but declined to discuss what those disclosures were.

Sheehy, a Republican, had been considered the front-runner in the 2014 race for governor and had been endorsed by Heineman. Sheehy has been traveling throughout the state, making speeches and holding public events.

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