LINCOLN — State Treasurer Don Stenberg said Thursday that he’s reconsidering a run for governor in 2014, given the recent resignation of the front-runner, Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy.
Stenberg, who ran unsuccessfully in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate last year, had previously stated that he planned to run for re-election for state treasurer and had no interest in the Governor’s Mansion.
But during a press conference on another matter Thursday, Stenberg, a former state attorney general, said Sheehy’s exit has caused him to reconsider “what is the best way to serve the state of Nebraska.”
Stenberg termed it “unlikely, but possible” that he could run for governor.
Sheehy’s resignation has thrown the GOP race for governor wide open. State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont is viewed as a likely candidate, and University of Nebraska Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln has said he’s interested.
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