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Sheehy resignation shakes up governor’s race

By   /   February 2, 2013  /   3 Comments

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy‘s sudden resignation has shaken up the race for governor.

During a news conference this morning Republican Gov. Dave Heineman announced Sheehy’s decision to step down and said he expects Sheehy who is the only announced candidate for governor in 2014 to drop out of the race.

Nebraska Watchdog is told that State Sen. Steve Lathrop, an Omaha Democrat, is now likely to enter the race.

Former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook is the other Democrat who is often mentioned.

Nebraska Watchdog is also told the newest Republican name to surface is State Sen. Beau McCoy of Elkhorn, who joins Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont on the list of GOP possibles.

McCoy, along with Sen. Brad Ashford, are co-sponsors of Heineman’s bold plan this legislative session to end the state income tax.

Janssen is best known for his voter ID legislation—which has never passed—and his staunch opposition to illegal immigration.




Joe formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    McCoy to join HeineyMan as new Lt. Governor? Talk about fascists of a feather flocking together! Guess Sheehy just wasn’t goose-stepping in perfect unison enough for the Koch’s satisfaction – nor careful enough in separating his open abuse of the Public’s Trust, from that which occurs daily behind closed conference room doors by our Executive Branch. Of course, don’t count out fellow racist and bigot Charlie Janssen from currying the favor of HeineyMan and becoming the next hand-groomed lap dog in the line of succession in the House of Koch here in Nebraska.

  • WeaselClubber

    Give it to Michael Scott. The poor sap needs a gig.

  • WeaselClubber

    Who does Sheehy think he is, Robert Menendez?