OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator and former city council member from Bellevue is weighing a bid for governor.
Sen. Carol Blood unveiled a new campaign website Monday where she’s taking donations and describing herself as a level-headed public servant with a record of governing.
If she commits to running, Blood would be the first Democratic candidate to declare a bid for governor.
She’s seeking to replace Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is term-limited, in a state dominated by the GOP. Blood was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2016, defeating a Republican incumbent in a politically divided Sarpy County district.
She was re-elected to the seat in 2020, overcoming a GOP challenger in the officially nonpartisan election.
Three other candidates, University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen, State Sen. Brett Lindstrom, and Nebraska businessman Charles Herbster, have already launched their campaigns.