Election 2024

Arizona’s Kari Lake to headline Nebraska GOP fundraiser for up to $10,000 a ticket

BY: - November 3, 2023

LINCOLN — The first Nebraska Republican Party fundraiser of 2024 features former television reporter, U.S. Senate candidate and election denier Kari Lake of Arizona. She visits Omaha on Jan. 5, the eve of the third anniversary of the storming of the U.S. Capitol. Lake, a Republican who lost her 2022 gubernatorial election to Democrat Katie […]

Spending mess in Congress could arch over into pivotal 2024 election year

BY: - November 3, 2023

WASHINGTON — Congress will need to pass a second stopgap funding measure before Thanksgiving if lawmakers want to avoid a government shutdown, though pushing off final decisions on full-year spending bills until next year would put lawmakers smack dab in the middle of what’s expected to be a contentious 2024 primary season. During election years, […]

State and local election workers quitting amid abuse, officials tell U.S. Senate panel

BY: - November 1, 2023

State and local election officials face threats and intimidation, driving experienced workers out of the profession, a panel of election officials told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday. Conspiracy theories have fueled a more hostile environment for election workers, which has led many to quit, creating more challenges for the inexperienced new leaders, the top election […]

Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb exchanges pipeline fight for clean energy with $3 million award

BY: - November 1, 2023

LINCOLN — Jane Kleeb, the chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, has been teasing for weeks on social media about a “big surprise,” and several political insiders have speculated she was eyeing a run for the U.S. Senate. Instead, she confirmed this week that she is taking on a new project in her work with […]

Omaha, Lincoln responses to new concealed handgun law could be headed to court

BY: - October 31, 2023

OMAHA — Since the Nebraska Legislature this year limited cities’ authority to regulate concealed handguns more strictly than the state does, Omaha and Lincoln have restricted people from carrying concealed handguns on some city land. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, and Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, a Democrat, issued executive orders this summer asserting […]

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Abortion rights advocates file initiative petition language, but they’re mum on its exact content

BY: - October 31, 2023

LINCOLN — Planned Parenthood officials filed their proposed language Tuesday for an initiative to restore abortion rights that they hope will be placed on the 2024 ballot in Nebraska. But, for now, exactly what proposal voters may see will remain secret, in part due to a state law that allows such language to remain confidential […]

Trump’s lead grows in new Iowa Poll as Haley catches up to DeSantis

BY: - October 30, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s lead over his rivals for the 2024 Iowa caucuses grew in the Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom Iowa Poll published Monday, while former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley rose to tie with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for second place. The poll found 43% of likely Republican caucusgoers plan to choose Trump as their […]

Former Vice President Mike Pence ends 2024 presidential bid

BY: - October 29, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence dropped out of the 2024 presidential race Saturday. “It’s become clear to me, this is not my time,” Pence said at the Republican Jewish Coalition Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pence launched his presidential bid in June at an Iowa event where he was criticizing his former running mate, former […]

Nebraska lawmakers take fight against anti-LGBTQ legislation to Washington, D.C.

BY: - October 26, 2023

LINCOLN — A trio of Nebraska lawmakers took to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a fundraiser they hope will help turn the tide in Nebraska’s upcoming elections and against anti-LGBTQ legislation. State Sens. Machaela Cavanaugh, John Fredrickson and Megan Hunt, all of Omaha, formed the Don’t Legislate Hate political action committee in April. It was established […]

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon backs consensus GOP pick Johnson for House speaker

BY: - October 26, 2023

OMAHA — Days after he and his family drew threats from Republican populists for resisting Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s push to be House Speaker, U.S. Rep. Don Bacon supported a consensus GOP pick who, like Jordan, voted to reject the 2020 election results. Congressional Republicans unanimously backed Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson on Wednesday to lead […]

Bacon’s refusal to back Rep. Jim Jordan as speaker prompts small local protests

BY: - October 19, 2023

OMAHA — A day after Nebraska U.S. Rep. Don Bacon joined 21 other House Republicans in opposing Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for speaker, his district office in Omaha heard from two dozen local Republicans who said they want Bacon to fall in line. Several of those protesting outside Bacon’s Omaha district office were retired. […]

U.S. Rep. Don Bacon says Jim Jordan got what he gave Speaker McCarthy

BY: - October 18, 2023

OMAHA — Nebraska U.S. Rep. Don Bacon said he hopes Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and the eight House members who derailed the speakership of California Rep. Kevin McCarthy learn a lesson from having their own choice for speaker derailed. Speaking to reporters Wednesday from his Washington, D.C., office, Bacon explained his stance that he would […]