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Ricketts Receives Endorsement from Former Third District Rep. Bill Barrett

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Gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts was in Kearney Thursday where former U.S. Rep. Bill Barrett announced his endorsement of Ricketts as Nebraska's next governor.

Barrett made the announcement Thursday morning at the University of Nebraska- Kearney.

"I am proud to give Pete Ricketts my endorsement in the race for Governor of Nebraska," Barrett said.

"He is a man of integrity and faith who shares our conservative values," Barrett added. "As governor, Pete Ricketts will put his business experience to work for Nebraska's farmers and ranchers by holding the line on taxes and regulations. Our state's brightest days are ahead of us. With Pete's experience and leadership at work in state government, we can work together to preserve the American Dream for the next generation of Nebraskans."

Barrett, of Lexington, represented Nebraska's Third District from 1991 to 2001 after serving on the Unicameral from 1987 to 1991.

Ricketts, an Omaha businessman, announced his intention to enter the race for governor in September.

He says Nebraska's next governor needs to ease the tax burden on Nebraska families and ensure the state government is managing taxpayer dollars wisely.

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