LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Mike Foley is running for Nebraska governor in the 2014 Republican primary.
announced his candidacy Thursday at the Capitol, saying he will
campaign on promises to respect taxpayers and make Nebraska more
competitive. Foley also promised to remain outspoken in his opposition
He was introduced by U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a
longtime friend who pointed to Foley's experience as a public watchdog
for state spending.
Foley is the fourth candidate to join a
fast-growing GOP field, which is expected to keep growing. State Sens.
Charlie Janssen, Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy have already entered the
race. Omaha businessman and 2006 U.S. Senate nominee Pete Ricketts is
also expected to enter the fray.