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This year will be a new governor voted in by the people of Nebraska, but it will be a long road...
This year will be a new governor voted in by the people of Nebraska, but it will be a long road to November 8, but it will first start with primaries in may.(KASEY MINTZ, KSNB)
Published: Jan. 2, 2022 at 9:51 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 2, 2022 at 9:55 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - This year will be a new governor voted in by the people of Nebraska, but it will be a long road to November 8, but it will first start with primaries in may.

Both sides of this election have very different make-ups, the Republican side has six declared candidates, while the democrat side has only one.

Starting off on that republican side the six people in the race are, Theresa Thibodeau, Michael Connelly, Charles Herbster, Brett Linstrom, Jim Pillen, and Breland Ridenour.

All the candidates come from different backgrounds and careers.

For example Breland Ridenour is a tech businessman and Jim Pillen is a pig farmer.

While other like Thibodeau and Linstrom do have experience in politics state senators.

Jim Pillen says no matter the background this election is pivotal.

“Its incredibly, incredibly important the next 10 years are the future. The next 10 years are going to be more impactful than anything that has happened since the founding of our state,” Pillen said.

On the Democratic side state Senator Carol Blood is the sole candidate, she has been has been in the Nebraska legislature since 2016.

Her goal is to help all Nebraskans flourish.

“You know I don’t like to identify that I am a particular party. I like to say that I am a Nebraskan running in the state of Nebraska to be the next Nebraska governor,” Senator Blood said.

Blood is an Adams Central High School alumni.

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