Election 2014: Ricketts vs. Hassebrook for governor

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Nebraska gubernatorial race

Republican Pete Ricketts, president and director of the Platte Institute for Economic Research and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, chairman of the USDA North Central Region Rural Development Center, are vying to replace current Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican.

About the candidates

Chuck Hassebrook

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Courtesy photo

Contact: (402) 884-9070

Email: meg@chuckhassebrook.com

Campaign Website

Hassebrook’s Twitter

Facebook

Age: 59

Hometown: Columbus, Nebraska

Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pete Ricketts

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

Contact: (402) 905-9669

Email: Not available

Campaign Website

Ricketts’ Twitter

Facebook

Age: 50

Hometown: Nebraska City, Nebraska

Education: University of Chicago

Candidates’ biographies

Chuck Hassebrook

Pete Ricketts

Related news

Nebraska gubernatorial candidates offer opposing views on Medicaid

The Omaha World-Herald reports: Speaking at a forum in Papillion, Hassebrook said he would expand Medicaid in Nebraska, while Ricketts said he would follow Gov. Dave Heineman’s approach of stopping expansion.

Read the full report: omaha.com

Ricketts raises nearly $420,000 during October

Nebraska Radio Network reports: After the reporting period that ended on Oct. 20, Ricketts now reportedly has almost $670,000 in cash.

Read the full story: nebraskaradionetwork.com

Combined charts of updated polling information on Hassebrook – Ricketts race

The Huffington Post reports: The Pollster section of The Huffington Post combines opinion polls of state elections and updates whenever new data is available.

Check out the updated chart: huffingtonpost.com

Hassebrook and Ricketts focus on differences in final debate

The Lincoln Journal Star reports: Hassebrook and Ricketts debated for the final time on Oct. 2 in Lincoln. The two discussed views on the children of parents who illegally brought their kids to the U.S. Hassebrook said he’s troubled by the fact that such children cannot obtain driver’s licenses, while Ricketts said he doesn’t want taxpayer benefits to go to illegal immigrants.

Read the full story: journalstar.com

World-Herald video: Hassebrook vs. Ricketts gubernatorial debate

The Omaha World-Herald reports: The video shows the debate from the Nebraska State Fair on Sept. 2. The candidates spoke on how they will differ from Gov. Dave Heineman, their game plans for the first six months in office and reforms in state tax code, among other issues.

Watch the full video: omaha.com

Warren Buffett backs Hassebrook

Bloomberg reports: Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett, CEO Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,  donated $100,000 to Chuck Hassebrook. The article reports Republican spending could reach $10 million by November.

Read the full story: bloomberg.com

Hassebrook asked for pact to oust outside attack ads

The Lincoln Journal Star reports: In May, Chuck Hassebrook asked Pete Ricketts to agree to “stop hidden donors from assaulting Nebraskan with mudslinging ads. Hassebrook also wanted each candidate to limit general campaign spending to $3 million.

Read the full story: journalstar.com

Sen. Ted Cruz endorses Ricketts

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, endorsed Pete Ricketts before the Nebraska May primary election. Rickett’s super PAC backed Cruz’s campaign in 2012.

Read the full story: washingtonpost.com

Political advertisements for each candidate

Chuck Hassebrook

Pete Ricketts

Where and how to vote

Votercheck.necvr.ne.gov

– Links compiled by Reece Ristau

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