State Sen. Beau McCoy to run for Governor

Aug 23, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Beau McCoy is planning to jump into the 2014 Nebraska governor's race.

A campaign spokesman said Friday that McCoy, of Omaha, was meeting with supporters and people who have worked in his previous legislative campaigns. The spokesman says McCoy will file campaign paperwork with the state in advance of a formal announcement.

McCoy, who owns a home improvement contracting business, has been active in the Republican Party since his teens. The 32-year-old was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2008 and re-elected last year.

McCoy will compete against state Sens. Charlie Janssen of Fremont and Tom Carlson of Holdrege in the GOP primary. Republican Pete Ricketts of Omaha is also expected to join the governor's race.

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