Nebraska Sen. McGill likely to run for auditor

Dec 7, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is leaning toward a run for state auditor.

Senator Amanda McGill of Lincoln said Friday that she expects to make a decision by the end of the year. But McGill says she's 90 percent sure she'll join the 2014 race to replace auditor Mike Foley, who is running for governor.

McGill says she wants to continue Foley's focus on government mismanagement and waste, particularly at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and state corrections.

McGill, a Democrat, is entering her eighth and final year in the Legislature. She is a former administrator at the YWCA of Lincoln and worked as a television reporter in Lincoln and Sioux City, Iowa.

Senator Pete Pirsch, an Omaha Republican, has already launched his campaign for auditor.

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