Government
8:52 am
Thu September 5, 2013

State Auditor Mike Foley to announce 2014 campaign plans

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley, a possible candidate for governor, is set to announce his plans for the 2014 election.

The Republican state auditor has scheduled a 1 p.m. announcement at the Capitol on Thursday. He will be introduced by U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry.

Foley, a former state lawmaker, was elected auditor in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010 with 80 percent of the statewide vote. The 59-year-old has previously said he plans to run for statewide office, including a possible bid for governor.

Foley would become the fourth GOP candidate to enter a fast-growing gubernatorial primary. Republican state Senators Charlie Janssen, Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy have already declared, and Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts is expected to announce soon.

Democrats Annette Dubas and Chuck Hassebrook are also running.

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