A young senator has drawn fire from his colleagues for supporting two candidates running against incumbents in the Unicameral.
Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill dismisses the criticism, claiming the only rule he has violated is the unwritten rule of the legislature.
“I don’t really see the problem in this,” Larson tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate WNAX. “Some people in the Nebraska legislature view it too much like the Good Ole Boy’s club and we don’t eat our own. And I just want the best people for the state of Nebraska.”
Larson, 25, is helping his mother Robyn’s campaign against Sen. Paul Lambert of Plattsmouth. He also is aiding in the campaign of Brook Curtiss of Plainview against Sen. Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids. Larson says Curtiss is a friend of his.
The Speaker of the Legislature’s office reports that numerous senators have complained about the campaign activity.
Larson has a degree in political science from Georgetown University. He unseated incumbent Cap Dierks in 2010.
Jerry Oster, WNAX, contributed to this report.