Ricketts Elected Nebraska Governor

Ricketts Elected Nebraska Governor

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Republican Pete Ricketts won the Governor’s race in Nebraska, easily defeating Democrat Chuck Hassebrook.
Ricketts says there’s no doubt what he needs to tackle first. . .

Ricketts says his business experience will be complemented by the government experience of his running-mate, state Auditor Mike Foley.
Ricketts says his victory came about, because of a lot of work. . .

Ricketts succeeds Governor Dave Heineman, who leaves after 10 years in office due to term limits.

Ricketts handily defeated Democrat Chuck Hassebrook to become the next governor of Nebraska.

Hassebrook told a few hundred Democrats gathered Tuesday night that he ran for the right reasons:

Hassebrook added that the campaigns work must continue:

He and other Democrats tied their campaigns to a measure that did win Tuesday– an increase in the minimum wage.

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