JANE KLEEB SAYS DEMOCRATS WILL FIELD CANDIDATE IN 2018 GOVERNOR'S RACE - EVEN IF SHE HAS TO PUT HER NAME ON THE BALLOT

Nebraska Democrats will field a 2018 gubernatorial candidate said Nebraska Democrat Party leader Jane Kleeb, even if it has to be her. This decision comes after party leaders were considering not running a candidate in order to try and help independent candidate Bob Krist in his bid to unseat current Governor Pete Ricketts. Kleeb said the Democratic Party will neither support nor oppose Krist officially, and that she had been in talks with multiple potential candidates and would make an announcement soon. University of Nebraska-Omaha political science professor, Paul Landow, said the NDP should back Krist because he’s closer to Democrat’s political and social values than Ricketts is. He called Kleeb’s plan “a ridiculous idea that destroys the credibility of the Democratic Party.”