The race for Nebraska governor just got a bit more crowded, as another state senator throws her hat in the ring for the top job.
State Senator Annette Dubas began her 12–city campaign kick–off tour on Sunday, starting at her family farm near Fullerton.
The Democratic lawmaker is the latest candidate vying for the top job.
"In general, it's how do we continue to move Nebraska forward, how do we make sure there's jobs available for our young people, and that they're getting the type of education either in K–12, early childhood, or secondary education," said gubernatorial candidate Annette Dubas. "How do we develop our workforce we have. We're very fortunate we have a low unemployment rate, but that also presents a challenge in making sure we have a ready workforce available for businesses."
Her entry into the governor's race gives Democrats a rare competitive primary, with the potential to energize the party after several lopsided defeats.
Dubas will face fellow Democrat Chuck Hassebrook, a former University of Nebraska regent who also headed an advocacy group for small towns.