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Push underway to get Sen. Ernie Chambers on county board ballot

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 15:22:18-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The political career of Ernie Chambers may have another chapter after all.

The longtime state senator was unable to run for re-election this year due to term limitations. But now a movement is underway to get the 83-year-old on the ballot for the Douglas County board.

County election officials say supporters of Chambers have collected around 2,500 signatures. Only 2,000 are needed to get on the ballot.

Officials say they hope to know by the end of the week if Chambers will be on the ballot or not.

He would be running against incumbent Chris Rodgers, who won the Democratic primary back in May.

There is no Republican in the race. Chambers would be running as a non-partisan.