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Scott Kleeb and Local Democrats Want More Support

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      Some traveled a few hours to be here, and others are running for state legislature in their district.

Saturday was about networking and developing a strategy to get Democrats excited about the
state presidential caucus coming up, and more awareness in the third district. 

"We want the 3rd district to move," one Democrat announced to the crowd. 

Move to reach rural communities and young people whom party members say their
district is losing. 

"I see the 3rd district floundering," Lisa Hannah said, a local Democrat considering running for state legislature.  "The next census we could end up losing our district."

 Lisa Hannah used to be a Republican, but experience with national Democratic leaders and
concern for her community changed her mind. 

"I see the Democratic party as moving forward."

She may run for state legislature but her goal now is to network by sharing
ideas with fellow Democrats like Kate Sullivan.  She's running for the 41st district. 

"I care for rural populations. They continue to decline," she said.

Both women show concern for  rural areas, and they share high hopes for Nebraska with
everyone else at the meeting, especially with the presidential caucus coming up. 

 With the possibility of Scott Kleeb running for office, that's enough to bring these folks to their feet. 

"Starting today, we're on full time," Kleeb said. 

Kleeb says he'll be very involved in the third district, but says he has not decided if he will run yet.  He's meeting with party leaders in Washington D.C. next week, and said he'll make a decision in the next two weeks.  He says family time and raising enough campaign money are big factors in his decision.


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