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.