Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced his candidacy for governor on Twitter around midnight Saturday.
On his website, the campaign posted a video clip of why Bruning decided to run. "I want to be governor of this great state to continue the tradition that governors Johanns and Heineman have started that's made this state so strong and then take it to the next level. How can we make Nebraska even better? That's my goal."
Bruning also touts his credentials and how he's battled with President Obama on repealing the Affordable Care Act. The 44-year-old underwent surgery for colon cancer in December and says he is now cancer-free.
Bruning joins fellow Republicans, businessman Pete Ricketts, state senators Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy, state auditor Mike Foley and attorney Bryan Slone, in the race for governor. The primary is May 13th.