One candidate vying for Senator Mike Johanns' job has begun campaigning across Nebraska. Republican Senate candidate Bart McLeay was at the Kappa Grain customer appreciation event Tuesday evening before he heads to Kearney on Wednesday.
The event gave McLeay a chance to talk to residents about issues currently facing Congress.
McLeay has been a business lawyer the past 28 years. During his tenure he's represented agriculture interests against the federal government several times.
McLeay believes his experience sets himself apart from the competition.
"My skill set's to bring people to our point of view. I want to use that skill set being a business lawyer for 28 years to bring people to the Nebraska way of life -- that Nebraska point of view," said McLeay.
He said he would like to see a major tax reform and is also in favor of repealing ObamaCare. The Omaha native hopes Congress can come to an agreement on the farm bill as well.
"I'm still hopeful that the Senate will agree to the farm bill provisions that the House had identified and will support our farmers through crop insurance and other programs in the farm bill," he explained.
McLeay says the government involvement should be limited to allow businesses to succeed without over regulating them.
Other candidates in the Republican primary are Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse. The election will take place in May.