New GOP leaders declare support for Pillen, other candidates | Regional government

Newly-elected Republican Nebraska State President Eric Underwood of Lincoln and his leadership team said Tuesday they are committed to ensuring the election in November of GOP primary candidates, especially Jim Pillen. .

“Make no mistake about it, NEGOP remains committed to our Republican primary winners,” the new party leaders said in a press release.

Newly elected Republican state chairman Eric Underwood said the party is committed to major winners, including gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen.

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Earlier in an interview with Ian Swanson on KFAB-AM, Underwood specifically stated “100% support for Jim Pillen as our next governor.”

Pillen won the May 10 primary election in a closely contested race that included Charles Herbster, the candidate who won former President Donald Trump’s endorsement.

In the press release, the new party leaders said the “successful top-down approach is not as nimble or representative of all conservative Nebraskas from Omaha to Scottsbluff” as the new leadership model has. intention to be.

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This may have been directed against the influence or control wielded by Governor Pete Ricketts as party leader.

“Everyone has a seat at this table,” Underwood said in the radio interview.

But, he said, the new leadership elected at the party’s state convention in Kearney on Saturday also expressed “100 percent support for Governor Ricketts.”

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“We can’t fight each other,” he said.

“It was not a movement for or against a specific people or group, but rather a vote to fortify the ideas of the Republican platform, conservative values ​​and the emphasis on performance rather than personalities during of future county, state and national elections with a people-first, bottom-up approach,” the GOP press release said.

“Simply put, delegates felt that the Nebraska Conservatives and the NEGOP could function more effectively with a bottom-up, people-centered approach to setting the Conservative agenda, developing traditional values, and developing candidates who uphold those principles.”

The party’s new leadership “is here to elect conservative Republicans in November at all levels and into the future and fight the radical left agenda that is growing in our state and in our nation,” the statement said.

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