Lincoln businesswoman and city council member Jane Raybould has filed to run for United States Senate.
Raybould seeks to unseat incumbent Republican Deb Fischer.
“It’s a great day for Nebraska. It’s an exciting day to file to be your next U.S. Senator,” Raybould said during a meeting with reporters after filing paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office. “I want to be your U.S. Senator to listen to the constituents of Nebraska first and foremost. I will be your leader, elected official who knows how to build coalitions, who will listen to her constituents.”
Raybould works as a vice president of B&R Stores, which operates 19 Super Saver and Russ’s Markets grocery stores. She has served on the Lancaster County Commission and currently is a Lincoln city council member.
Raybould was the running mate of Democrat Chuck Hassebrook in his unsuccessful campaign for governor in 2014.
Raybould said she counts the day she announced her candidacy for Senate and the day she officially filed as big days for her.
“I’m a job creator. So, I hope I can bring a lot to the table that has generated a lot of excitement for this campaign,” Raybould said. “So, both days were equally uplifting and energizing and we want to tap into that all across the state, because I think there is this independent-minded spirit in Nebraskans that they want someone that will represent them.”
But, first was just an announcement. Now, it is official.
“It’s real. Yeah, before it was building our campaign and reaching out to Nebraskans,” Raybould said. “This is real. It’s the real deal. We’re heading out and we’re going to be talking to a lot of Nebraskans, which is incredibly exciting.”