Republican Taylor Royal, who challenged Omaha mayor Jean Stothert in the primary election earlier this year, is throwing his hat into the ring again, this time for Nebraska state treasurer.
Royal finished third in the primary before later endorsing Mayor Jean Stothert.
Today, Stothert returned the favor at a kick-off event at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center by endorsing Royal, calling him a rising star in the Republican Party.
The 27-year-old financial adviser is looking to replace Don Stenberg, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
"My financial qualities, uniquely qualifies me to carry out the duties of the office of the Nebraska state treasurer demands accompanied with the highest level of integrity that the citizens of Nebraska deserve,” Royal said. “So the answer is yes, I can — and will — deliver for Nebraskans.”
Royal will face off against fellow Republican, State Sen. John Murante of Gretna, in next year’s primary.
Members of the Nebraska Patriots for Trump were also expected to be in attendance at today's event.