Democrat Chuck Hassebrook says he’s optimistic about his chance to be elected governor Tuesday.
Hassebrook is barnstorming the state, giving his last-minute pitch to voters.
“We’re getting out the message that I’m the candidate who will fight for the Middle Class and for Main Street Nebraskans,” Hassebrook tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Hassebrook served as the long-time executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons. He also served on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
Hassebrook is keeping up a frantic pace at various campaign stops throughout the state as Election Day draws near.
“I feel very optimistic,” Hassebrook says. “This is a close race. We have an excellent ground game to get our supporters out to vote and to turn those last minute deciders our way. And so I’m very optimistic about the outcome.”
Hassebrook’s opponent, Republican Pete Ricketts, is also making his pitch to voters.
On Monday, Ricketts will travel the state via airplane with United States Senate candidate Ben Sasse, U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, and Gov. Dave Heineman.
Heineman has served as Nebraska governor the past 10 years. He cannot run for re-election due to term limits.