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(Neb)-AG Announces Reelection Bid

By: John Axtell Posted at: 08/30/2017 11:56 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - With Nebraska's May primary election less than 9 months away, more candidates are announcing they're running for various offices.

     Attorney General Doug Peterson launched his re-election campaign for a second term late Tuesday afternoon at the Grand Manse in Lincoln, a former federal courthouse.

     The Republican from Lincoln stressed his legal experience and pointed to his efforts to address child sexual assaults, human trafficking and consumer protections in Nebraska.

      Peterson also touted his work "fighting federal overreach," by participating in several state lawsuits against the Obama administration.

      Former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook, the Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, says he's running for the state senate in District 16, which includes Burt, Cuming, and Washington counties.

     The former long-time executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs is currently Vice President of Project Development with Valentine-based Sandhills Energy.

     Omaha attorney and former state senator Dave Lathrop, term limited in 2014, is challenging his successor in the Legislature, Marve Riepe, next year. Lathrop is a Democrat while Riepe is a Republican in the officially nonpartisan race.

       Lathrop was chairman of the Business and Labor Committee and played a major role in investigating both the Beatrice State Developmental Center and the state Corrections Department. Riepe, a former hospital executive, is chair of the Health and Human Services Committee.


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