Gov. Heineman To Seek Re-Election

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A representative for Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said Monday the Republican will seek re-election. Spokeswoman Jen Rae Hein said Heineman will file on Tuesday for his second elected term.

Heineman was elevated from lieutenant governor to the governor's job in 2005 when Republican Gov. Mike Johanns became U.S. agriculture secretary.

A year later, Heineman won his first elected term in the office, handily beating Democrat David Hahn. The win followed a historic upset in the May primary in which Heineman beat Nebraska football coaching legend Tom Osborne for the GOP nomination.

State records say no Democratic challenger has filed to run so far this year. Paul Anderson of Omaha has already filed for the GOP race.

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