Nebraska Democrats are confident that they will have a viable candidate for Governor by the end of the month. State Democrat chairman Vic Covalt tells KLIN Radio that there will be a candidate with name recognition to replace Mark Lakers who dropped out last week.
That candidate won’t be former Omaha Mayor Mike Boyle, who told the Associated Press Wednesday that there’s not enough time to raise the $400,000 to $500,000 necessary to run a competitive race.
Covalt also talked money when explaining why good candidates are hard to find. He says the state’s low pay for political office isn’t bringing the corporate experience nor money into the race.
The Democrats thought they had their man when they found Omaha businessman Mark Lakers to run for Governor. But Covalt says Lakers was lacking political experience.
Governor Heineman said today that he is ‘not taking anything for granted’ in the election calling the Lakers drop out ‘a unique situation.