Sen. Bob Krist started his campaign this past Wednesday piloting a turbo-prop plane to various different campaign events across the state. He emphasized points of his ability to provide non-partisan leadership and pledged to restore separation of powers in state government. Krist also said that under Pete Ricketts the Nebraska legislature has become increasingly more partisan, due to Ricketts funding campaigns of challengers to senators that didn’t fall in line with the Governor. Ricketts is almost a certain for the Republican primary, while Democrats have not yet fielded a candidate for the Governor’s race. Krist has not yet announced a lieutenant governor running mate.