UPDATE: Charles Herbster formally registers as candidate for governor

Charles Herbster Thursday formally registered as a candidate for Nebraska governor.
Charles Herbster Thursday formally registered as a candidate for Nebraska governor.(News Channel Nebraska)
Published: Feb. 23, 2022 at 5:20 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Charles Herbster, considered to be one of the leaders in the race for Nebraska governor, has now formally registered as a candidate for that office.

Herbster announced his intention to run for the Republican nomination in 2021 and picked up an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.

A spokesperson in the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office said Herbster filed for the office Thursday morning. Under state law non-incumbents, like Herbster, are not required to file for office until March 1.

Herbster has complied with Nebraska Campaign Finance laws, which require that a candidate forming a committee which has raised more than $5,000 report its finances. The latest report indicated that Herbster had raised a total of $4.9 million and had spent just under $4.3 million. Cash on hand was listed at $637,301.50.

Here are the other candidates who have formally registered for the Republican nomination for governor:

  • Jim PIllen, Columbus
  • Brett Lindstrom, Omaha
  • Theresa Thibodeau, Omaha
  • Michael Connely, York
  • Donna Nicole Carpenter, Lincoln
  • Lela McNinch, Lincoln
  • Troy Wentz, Sterling

State senator Carol Blood of Bellevue is the lone Democratic candidate. Scott Zimmerman of Omaha is the lone Libertarian candidate.

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