The race for U.S. Senator Ben Nelson’s seat has another candidate.
Chuck Hassebrook announced Tuesday afternoon he’s seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. He joins Steve Lustgarten in the Democratic race.
Hassebrook has served on the Nebraska Board of Regents since 1994. He's also the executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs. He says his campaign will focus on education and fiscal issues.
The GOP race for U.S. Senate has five candidates, including State Treasurer Don Stenberg, Attorney General Jon Bruning, and State Senator Deb Fischer.
A UNO political scientist says former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey’s decision not to seek the Democratic nomination for Ben Nelson’s seat will make it difficult for the state Democratic party to field a viable candidate.
Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race has another candidate.
Steve Lustgarten filed Monday as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate. Lustgarten owns a video production company in Omaha. He’s the first Democrat to enter the race.