The speaker of the Legislature is in the Panhandle this week, having already visited about a dozen Nebraska communities. He is talking to people about the 75th anniversary of the Unicameral while feeling out the landscape for a gubernatorial campaign.
“I’m letting them know I’m interested in running for governor,” he said. “I’m not raising money.”
The 37-year-old Norfolk lawyer insists he has not decided whether he will run, but says he is “strongly considering” it.
“I don’t think you make a decision like that without traveling the state,” he said. “I’m very impressed with what communities are doing.”
Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy plans to run – despite his wife’s filing for divorce last week after 28 years of marriage. Both men addressed the state Republican convention earlier this month, with Flood giving out free elephant cookies and Sheehy glad-handing around the room.