Election 2022

GOP state senator, seven other women say Charles Herbster groped them; he denies allegations

BY: - April 14, 2022

LINCOLN — Time after time, Charles Herbster worked the crowds as he attended events, either as a candidate for Nebraska governor, a significant Republican donor or a beauty pageant judge. He would go up to a group and introduce himself. Often wearing his signature cowboy hat and suit, he would extend a handshake to the […]

Charles Hebster

Pillen’s personal approach vs. Herbster’s show with Trump Jr. 

BY: - April 13, 2022

NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska — University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen prefers talking to Nebraska voters in small groups. Conklin Co. CEO Charles Herbster likes putting on a show.  On Wednesday, two of the top Republicans running for governor visited this gateway city to the Sandhills, hosting political events that reflected each candidate’s favored approach to […]

Charles Herbster adds another $4.2 million of his own money to his campaign warchest

BY: - April 12, 2022

OMAHA — Charles Herbster has continued largely self-funding his bid for the Republican governor’s nomination in Nebraska, giving his campaign $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2022. Individual donors and groups gave him $113,000 over the same span. By early April, Herbster, the CEO of Conklin Co., personally funded $8.9 million of the $9.2 […]

Trump Jr. to make three-stop campaign swing for Herbster in Nebraska

BY: - April 10, 2022

OMAHA — Political scion Donald Trump Jr. is set to join Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster on a three-city tour Wednesday of western and central Nebraska. The campaign confirmed Monday that  Trump Jr. would start with a 10 a.m. stop in Gering, a 1 p.m. stop in North Platte and a 3 p.m. stop […]

Nebraska GOP picks Flood to face Pansing Brooks in June 28 special election

BY: - April 9, 2022

LINCOLN — This June’s special election to finish out the last six months of former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s term has a Republican nominee: former Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood. The executive committee of the Nebraska Republican Party, about 30 Republicans from across the state, chose Flood Saturday to take on fellow State Sen. Patty Pansing […]

NSEA endorses Blood and Lindstrom, spurring questions in Nebraska GOP governor’s race

BY: - April 7, 2022

OMAHA — State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, an Omaha Republican facing a new round of dark money TV ads attacking his record as being centrist, was endorsed Thursday by the Nebraska teachers union, which risks reinforcing the ads’ message to GOP voters.  The Nebraska State Education Association endorsed Lindstrom in the Republican primary election and Carol […]

Herbster, Lindstrom and Thibodeau clash on future workforce in Nebraska governor’s candidate forum

BY: - April 6, 2022

OMAHA — Three of Nebraska’s top GOP governor candidates laid out visions Wednesday for the state’s future workforce, including how they would involve more marginalized people, from legal immigrants to felons being released from prison. Conklin Co. CEO Charles Herbster, State Sen. Brett Lindstrom and former State Sen. Theresa Thibodeau discussed the need to find […]

Patty Pansing Brooks

Pansing Brooks picked by Democrats for special election to fill Fortenberry term

BY: - April 5, 2022

LINCOLN — As expected, State Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln was named Tuesday as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. A special election will be held June 28 to fill out Fortenberry’s remaining term. He resigned March 31 after […]

Pillen taps longtime prosecutor Joe Kelly as running mate

BY: - April 5, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen on Tuesday picked Joe Kelly, one of the state’s top prosecutors, as his running mate. Kelly, who leads the Criminal Bureau for the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, served as U.S. attorney for Nebraska from 2018 to 2021 and Lancaster County attorney from 2011 to 2018. Kelly described his […]

State Sen. Brett Lindstrom and Mayor Jean Stothert

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert endorses Brett Lindstrom for Nebraska governor

BY: - April 4, 2022

OMAHA — State Sen. Brett Lindstrom’s bid to become Nebraska’s next governor got a timely boost Monday from Mayor Jean Stothert. Stothert endorsed Lindstrom on the same day counties started mailing out early ballots for the May 10 primary race. The mayor praised his record of cutting taxes and working with others, regardless of their […]

Progressive group launches campaign to ‘unrig’ the economy, targeting U.S. Rep. Don Bacon

BY: - April 2, 2022

A group called Unrig the Economy Nebraska launched Saturday to target votes taken by U.S. Rep. Don Bacon

June 28 set for special election to fill remainder of Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry’s term

BY: - April 1, 2022

LINCOLN — June 28 has been picked as the date of a special election to fill the vacancy left when U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry resigned after being convicted of lying to federal investigators. On that same day, Fortenberry, who had represented Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District since 2005, will be sentenced in a Los Angeles federal […]