Six Republicans seeking nomination for Nebraska Governor

May 7, 2014

Nebraska’s primary election is next Tuesday, and Republican voters have six candidates to choose from.

Four current office-holders are among the GOP candidates for Governor. Jon Bruning was elected Attorney General in 2002. Mike Foley was elected in 2006 as State Auditor. Both are former State Senators.

Current State Senators Beau McCoy and Tom Carlson are running for the Republican nomination. Businessman Pete Ricketts, a former Nebraska Republican Party national committeeman, and Attorney Bryan Slone are also candidates.

The winner will run against Democratic candidate Chuck Hassebrook in November. Hassebrook is the former Director of the Center for Rural Affairs and a former Nebraska Regent.

Ricketts’ campaign raised more than $3 million in the first quarter of this year, according to state campaign finance reports. McCoy and Bruning’s campaigns raised more than $1 million each.

Libertarian Mark Elworth Jr. is also running for Governor.