What to know about Nebraska’s gubernatorial candidates

What to know about Nebraska’s gubernatorial candidates ahead of the primary election



JULIE: I’M JULIE CORNELL. THE GOVERNOR’S RACE WAS CONTENTIONAL, FILLED WITH ATTACK ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MUD SNGLIG. IN THIS AFTERNOON, ALL THESE CANDIDATES ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE FORUM, ORGANIZED BY THE NEBRASKA BANKERS ASSOCIATION AT LA VISTA. KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S MICHELLE BANDUR HAS LISTENED AND JOINS US LIVE IN THE EDITORIAL ROOM. MICHAEL? REPORTER: JULIE, R,OB FIVE CANDIDATES ATTENDED THE FORUM, REPUBLICANS THERESA THIBODEAU, CHARLES HERBSTER, BRETT LINDSTROM, BRAYLAND RIDENOUR AND DEMOCRAT CAROL BLOOD. THE BANKERS ASSOCIATION WANTED CANDIDATES TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY LEARNED ABOUT NEBRASKA DURING THE CAMPAIGN AND WHY THEY SHOULD BE GOVERNOR. AROUND THIS GENERATION WE LOSE THIS POPULATIONIK THE THEY ARE GNGOI OUT OF STYLE, HOW WE EPKE THESE OPPELE HERE? WELL, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN COME TO PAROFT THIS GENERATION AND I KNOW FOR THE FIRST TIME WHAT WE CAN DO. >> WORK ALL DAY AS IT DEPENDS ON ME AND I PRAY EVERY NIGHT AS IT DEPENDS ON THE LORD. WE HAVE PROBLEMS IN AMERICA BECAUSE WE HAVE LOST OUR COMPASS MOR, PERIOD, THAT’S WHY WE HAVE PROBLEMS. WE TAKEN PRAYER OUT OF SCHOOLS, WE TAKEN PRAYER OUT OF COUNCIL ROOMS AND WE TAKE PRAYER OUT OF CHURCH. >> NEBRASKA IS NOT COLLATERAL DAMAGE, WE NEED A PLAN TO SET OUR GOALS FOR THE STATE IN A BUDGET THAT REFLECTS THOSE GOALS. I SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT GOVERNOR BECAUSE I AM A PRAGMATIC PROBLEM SOLVER WHO HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL AT THE NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS, AND I REALLY UNDERSTAND HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS AT ALL LEVELS. >>WE CANNOT GROW ENGHOU QUICKLY ORGANIC SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE SET THE TONE LAUGHING, SETTING THE RIGHT MESSAGE, PART OF THIS IS THAT ALL THE PEEPRCTION THAT NEBRASKA IS NOT FOR ALL THE WORLD, IS NOT NECESSARILY THE FIRST STEP WE WANT TO ADVANCE VEMO TO PROMOTE NEBRASKA. SO WE ARE RIGHT TO THE TASK, WE ARE RIGHT TO THE CHALLENGE, I AM EXCITED TO RUN THROUGH THE NE FINISH HERE ON MAY 10TH. >> I AM THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS ELECTION DOES NOT CONCERN ME. THIS IS NOT ABOUT ANY PEOPLE, THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT THE CITIZENS OF OUR GREAT STATE, AND HOW WE CAN ENABLE YOU TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESSES, SUCCEED, AND LIVE EVEN BETTER LIVES FOR OUR NEXT GENERATION. — LEAVE AN EVEN BETTER LIFE FOR OUR NEXT GENERATION. REPORT: ER AND REPUBLINCA CANDIDATE JIM PILLEN WAS SUPPOSED TO JOIN FORUM

What to know about Nebraska’s gubernatorial candidates ahead of the primary election

A total of 12 candidates – two Democrats, one Libertarian and nine Republicans – are vying to replace Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts in the state’s primary election on May 10.

Carol Blood and Roy Harris are competing for the Democratic nomination. Scott Zimmerman is the Libertarian candidate. Donna Nicole Carpenter, Michael Connely, Charles Herbster, Brett Lindstrom, Lela McNinch, Jim Pillen, Breland Ridenour, Theresa Thibodeau and Troy Wentz have all filed for the Republican nomination.

Democratic, Libertarian and Republican candidates will face each other in the November 8 general election.

Learn more about each of the candidates.

2022 Election Guide: Everything you need to know to vote in the Nebraska primary

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carol blood

To party: Democrat

Race partner: former Nebraska State Senator Al Davis

Campaign website

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Brett Lindstrom

To party: Republican

Race partner: Dave Rippe, former director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Campaign website

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Jim Pillen

To party: Republican

Race partner: Joe Kelly, Chief of the Criminal Bureau of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

Campaign website

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Therese Thibodeau

To party: Republican

Race partner: Trent Loos, sixth-generation Nebraska farmer, rancher, and agricultural advocate

Campaign website

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