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Video Special: It’s loud and clear, Janssen wants to be governor.

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Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

If you don’t think State Sen. Charlie Janssen wants to be governor, you don’t know shout.

No it wasn’t the infamous Howard Dean yelling and screaming show but Janssen’s Monday kick-off announcement did make some noise.

In a stark departure from most Nebraska stump speeches, the Fremont lawmaker came out swinging.


Janssen is the only candidate officially in the race to replace Gov. Dave Heineman, who cannot run again due to term limits.

Former Speaker Mike Flood dropped out of the race in December after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy recently began returning campaign donations and is expected to drop out of the race after resigning as lieutenant governor.

Other Republicans considering the race include Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy, State Auditor Mike Foley and State Treasurer Don Stenberg.

The Democrat list includes Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop and former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook.

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  • And so it begins Joe, you didn’t even allow this candidate for governor his announcement speech without setting him up as a “crazy” by likening him to Howard Dean. I’m shocked that anyone in this state even allows you at their conservative events much less give you an interview. The liberal left must be so proud of you –

  • Biff Pocoroba

    Methinks that Susan Smith, and maybe even Charlie the Wannabe Guber, forget that this was not a ‘conservative’ event. Charlie is seeking office that has as its duty representation of ALL Nebraskans, not just those to the right of the political spectrum.

  • Joan

    Poor,poor, Susan. Life is so hard, we conservatives never get our way all the time. Mommie said I could have it all, I am going to go cry! Get over your self.

  • Watching_From_Lincoln

    Susan, maybe one of these days you’ll actually be able to comprehend what you read, instead of making inferences that aren’t there. Speaking of crazy, just how did that election go when you ran as the crazy, honky, closet racist stuck in the (18)50’s in a North Omaha District?