Krist for Governor: Democrats Asked ‘I Said I Can’t’

Omaha, NE—In an interview with News Channel Nebraska State Sen. Bob Krist—looking to launch an independent run for governor—says he turned down an offer from the Nebraska Democratic Party.

News Channel Nebraska: The Democrats in Nebraska don’t have a current candidate for governor. If the Democratic Party comes to you and says join us, will you?

Krist: They have and I said I can’t.

Other questions (see full interview above)

  • Did he ask Democrats not to run anyone?
  • The GOP tried to kick him out, is he bitter?
  • Is he concerned about ‘spoiling’ the race and electing a Democrat?
  • How much money does he need to win?
  • Is there still a chance he won’t run?

Krist plans to run on a still-to-be determined independent party label— putting him on the ballot in November, 2018—requiring 5,000 petition signatures.

He also plans to hold a statewide ‘listening tour’ next month.

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