Senator Carol Blood announces Democratic gubernatorial candidacy | Regional government
“She’s the governor we’ve all been waiting for,” Kleeb said.
The Republican contest features a number of nominees, including University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen of Columbus, Senator Brett Lindstrom of Omaha, and Falls City agro-entrepreneur Charles Herbster, who has close ties to the former President Donald Trump.
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Former Republican Governor Dave Heineman is also planning to compete in the GOP primary race.
Blood is serving her second and final four-year term in the Legislature after being re-elected in 2020. Prior to that, she was a member of Bellevue City Council.
In the Legislature, Blood is a member of the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, the Business and Labor Committee, and the Urban Affairs Committee.
Responding to questions during his announcement on a sunny morning, Blood expressed disappointment at the attack ads that earned him “half-truths and lies.”
“Sadly, many members of our state government have adopted the same us versus them dynamic that we see in our country,” she said. “It is killing our democracy.”
“It has to be about people and politics,” she said, “not parties and politics”.
Nebraska Republican Party Chairman Dan Welch said Blood “was agitating for far-left causes in our state legislature while posing as a moderate in his Sarpy County district.”