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Gov Ricketts calls on GOP to support Trump

Posted at 5:28 PM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 21:28:47-04

Another high profile visit in the Presidential campaign stopped in the Omaha area this week. Donald Trump’s running mate, Governor Mike Pence, spoke at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs.

With just a few months away from the Presidential election, both parties are fighting for Nebraska’s Congressional district two vote.

Pence’s visit comes one week after Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in Omaha last Monday.

Governor Pete Ricketts said that Clinton’s visit last week shows she is worried about this election and now is the time to support Donald Trump and back the republican nominee.

“Certainly I am supporting Donald Trump, and I am on one of his advisory teams because we want to make sure he is making good police decisions,” said Ricketts.

Ricketts spoke at a town hall in Blair on Monday.

“So far this election is a mess, but I am still for Donald Trump,” said Robert Hollingshead. He thinks a lot of Nebraskans will join forces and vote for Trump.

“I think they will back Trump, there are too many working class people that need jobs and need the things he has to offer that she is not offering at this point in time,” he said.

Ricketts said it is now about deciding between two candidates, and he will support Trump and the Republican Party through November.

“This is where we as republicans need to get the word out, talk to our friends and neighbors, do the grassroots support and let everybody know this is a choice between Trump and Clinton, and the Supreme Court is on the line and that’s a decision that will last decades,” said Ricketts.

Donald Trump announced his economic policy plan on Monday. He focused on tax reform, calling his plan the biggest tax revolution since the Reagan tax reform.