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Rural Affairs Director Runnning For Governor Of Nebraska

Rural Affairs Director Runnning For Governor Of Nebraska

Center for Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook who served 18 years on the State Board of Regents is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Governor of Nebraska in 2014.  Hassebrook says he wants to improve economic opportunities and provide jobs for rural Nebraskans.

Hassebrook says he wants to provide extra help for small businesses and farmers and ranchers who are loaded down with unnecessary regulations.

He says the key to winning is appealing to 90 of the state’s 93 counties. He says Democrats normally do well in the top three Metro counties but not as well in the rural area. He sees that as the key to winning.

Hassebrook who’s been with the Center for Rural Affairs for 36 years entered the most recent U.S. Senate race but withdrew when Bob Kerry chose to run.

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