One of the most interesting characters in all of state government will try to make a comeback.
Former State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha has filed for the seat term limits forced him to leave three years ago. His filing sets up a confrontation with the incumbent who took his place, Sen. Brenda Council of Omaha, who has filed for re-election.
Chambers became well known, even outside Nebraska, for his flamboyant style that often stretched the limits of propriety. Sometimes funny, often bombastic, Chambers used a variety of methods to kill legislation he didn’t like.
Nebraska law limits state senators to two consecutive four-year terms. Senators can seek election again after sitting out a term.