Omaha Public Radio News
9:21 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Sakalosky in: Republican plans to challenge Terry in Second District race

Omaha, NE – Matt Sakalosky is in the race for the Second Congressional District.

Sakalosky, a Republican, kicked off his campaign Thursday night in Omaha. He's an Executive Partner in Excel Health Care, a consulting firm. The announcement means Sakalosky will challenge incumbent Lee Terry in the May 11 primary. Sakalosky says the biggest difference between him and Terry is where they stand on government involvement in the private sector. "I take a different aspect of that where I'm here to help keep taxes lower and to follow policies that are actually going to put the American worker and the American businesses at the forefront of our recovery and not the government," Sakalosky says.

If elected, Sakalosky says he'll fight to keep health care private and lower costs. His campaign had raised just over $17,000 at the end of 2009.

The Terry campaign issued a statement Friday morning saying "Nebraska has a long tradition of open primaries. All you have to do is file and pay the fee to get on the ballot. Congressman Terry is running aggressively for another term, and we are confident he will be renominated by the Republican party in the May 11 primary by a wide margin."