The switch in political party affiliation — likely fueled by a desire to vote in the hotly contested Republican primary race for governor — has increased in Nebraska, according to the new figures released Tuesday.
As of now, abortions up to 22 weeks gestation are legal in Nebraska, but if Roe v. Wade is overruled, as a draft of a Supreme Court opinion suggests, some Nebraska State Senators will make another attempt at changing that.
The race for Congressional District 1, former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s seat, has primarily narrowed down to the two candidates who will face off in the special election in June, State Senators Patty Pansing Brooks and Mike Flood.
Charles Herbster, a Republican candidate for Nebraska governor, said during a news conference Wednesday that allegations of sexual misconduct made against him last week were nothing more than “a smear campaign.”
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, along with every female state senator, is condemning gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster’s behavior, following a Nebraska Examiner story about the GOP frontrunner’s repeated sexual misconduct.
In the legislature there are time limits for how long debate can go on set by the speaker each session. When that limit is hit, a 1990 rule change calls for a cloture vote where a bill has to get 33 votes, eight more than a traditional vote, to move the bill forward or the bill dies.
Four republicans are competing in the primary for a full term to succeed fellow Republican Jeff Fortenberry, who resigned from his seat after being found guilty on three felony charges in March. Two democrats are on the ballot.