Politics & Elections
7:59 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Nebraska Republicans look to unite for November

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With crowded primary races behind them, the winners and losers of Nebraska's Republican contests are looking to unite before the November general election.

The candidates convened at the Nebraska Republican Party headquarters on Wednesday to try to heal the divisions created by tight and bitter races for governor and U.S. Senate. The party also saw competitive GOP races for attorney general and state auditor.

Nebraska Republican Party Chairman J.L. Spray says the party has to come together in order to succeed.

Governor Dave Heineman says the competition helps strengthen the party, despite the disappointing outcomes for many of the candidates.

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Ben Sasse will face Democrat Dave Domina in November. Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts will face Democrat Chuck Hassebrook.

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