Fourteen current and former Democratic state lawmakers came out Thursday to support State Sen. Annette Dubas in her bid for governor.
Dubas is one of two Democrats seeking her party's nomination in the May primary. The other is former University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons.
State Sen. Heath Mello praised Dubas for her ability to work with Republicans. He spoke at a morning news conference in which the endorsements were announced. "With her common-sense, problem-solving approach and strong ability to work across the political aisle, Annette Dubas is a proven leader who can connect and win statewide," Mello said.
Dubas, who is a farmer/rancher from Fullerton, has served seven years in the Nebraska Legislature.
Other state lawmakers who endorsed Dubas today: Steve Lathrop of Omaha, Amanda McGill of Lincoln, Brad Ashford of Omaha, Tanya Cook of Omaha, Burke Harr of Omaha, Sara Howard of Omaha, Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha, Sue Crawford of Bellevue, Ken Haar of Malcolm, Russ Karpisek of Wilber, and Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids.
Two former state lawmakers also endorsed Dubas: Bob Giese of South Sioux City and Gwen Howard of Omaha.