Governor Pete Ricketts said Hillary Clinton’s rally in Omaha says a lot about the strength of her campaign.
“I think the fact that Hillary Clinton is coming to Nebraska to go after one Electoral College vote demonstrates this is going to be a very close election,” Ricketts told reporters at a news conference before Monday’s rally. “If she’s coming to get this one, she obviously is not feeling very secure in being elected president.”
Ricketts said this is going to be a competitive race, but he is not sure if Donald Trump will campaign in Nebraska.
“Certainly there is a possibility. I have heard of no plans for him to do so, but there’s certainly a possibility,” Ricketts said. “Again, if this is shaping up to be a tough fought race, who knows.”
While Clinton’s campaign stop may have been designed to appeal to independents and some Republicans, Gov. Ricketts said he will continue to support Trump.
“The Republican Party that he is representing is going to create the opportunities for the growth we need in our country,” he said. “If we elect Hillary Clinton, we’re just going to get four more years of the Obama administration, which has really seen anemic growth in our country.”