Nebraska state Sen. Carol Blood considering run for governor

Carol Blood
Posted at 4:30 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 17:30:09-04

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.

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