LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Tom Carlson has announced his candidacy for governor.
of Holdrege, pledged Friday to campaign "not as a politician, but as a
statesman," as he kicked off his 2014 election bid. The 71-year-old
pointed to his experience in the Legislature, with committee leadership
positions focused on agriculture and the state's natural resources.
a Republican, says he plans to focus on public safety, education and
developing roads and bridges. He also says he would work to ensure
services for residents who can't take care of themselves, while pushing
for policies that encourage able-bodied people to work.
says he plans to visit all 93 counties before the year ends. Another
Republican, state Sen. Charlie Janssen, is also competing in the