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2016 Contenders Flock to Nebraskaís Open Governorís Race
National Journal ^ | Karyn Bruggeman

Posted on 05/14/2014 1:22:32 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

One small governor's race has turned into a cattle call for potential 2016 presidential candidates: Nebraska.

Specifically, one candidate in the Cornhusker State is getting outsized attention from talked-about Republican presidential contenders. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas have all endorsed Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts ahead of Tuesday's primary.

As potential candidates work to woo Republican mega-donors, the contest offers presidential contenders entrée with a billionaire sugar daddy of the most literal variety: Joe Ricketts, the TD Ameritrade-founding, Chicago Cubs-owning billionaire who also happens to be the candidate's father, has spent tens of millions of dollars supporting Republicans across the country, and his support in 2016 is already much-sought.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: joe; nebraska; ricketts; superpac

1 posted on 05/14/2014 1:22:33 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Pete Ricketts has won the GOP primary for Governor.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 1:50:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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