Politics & Elections
3:38 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

State Auditor Mike Foley enters race for Nebraska Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Mike Foley is running for Nebraska governor in the 2014 Republican primary.

Foley announced his candidacy Thursday at the Capitol, saying he will campaign on promises to respect taxpayers and make Nebraska more competitive. Foley also promised to remain outspoken in his opposition to abortion.

He was introduced by U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a longtime friend who pointed to Foley's experience as a public watchdog for state spending.

Foley is the fourth candidate to join a fast-growing GOP field, which is expected to keep growing. State Sens. Charlie Janssen, Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy have already entered the race. Omaha businessman and 2006 U.S. Senate nominee Pete Ricketts is also expected to enter the fray.

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