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Clare says he’s not running for governor either

By   /   January 11, 2013  /   1 Comment

By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog

LINCOLN — Another one bites the dust.

Tim Clare, a University of Nebraska regent some have speculated might run for governor next year, says he’s not going to run for that post. Yesterday, Attorney General Jon Bruning also said he’s not running for governor.

Regent Tim Clare

“I’m flattered that my name has been brought up but it’s just not the right time right now for my family,” he said. “My kids are still in high school and I want to be there with my wife and kids to watch them finish out. If I were running for governor it would be an incredibly busy time and would take away those opportunities.”

He has a junior and senior at Southeast High School in Lincoln.

“I’ve had quite a few people ask me if I’d consider it strongly,” he said.

He said he intends to run for re-election to the Board of Regents in 2014.

Both Clare and Bruning are Republicans. Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy is the only Republican who has formally announced plans to run.


Deena formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    Here’s a GREAT idea. How about NO NEGOP’er run for Governor? A refreshing break from nearly two decades of a totalitarian, fascist regime running this state!