Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is headed to Iowa, spending part of Saturday in Council Bluffs.
The lack of an announcement to date has generated speculation about Sen. Ben Sasse’s intentions, but his fundraising and other efforts say he’s in.
Mike Boyle will seek reelection to the Douglas County Board in 2020, despite rumors to the contrary, and he already has a challenger, Roger Garcia.
The former vice president will appear at The Grass Wagon at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The appearance, described on Biden’s website as a community event, is open to the public, but guests must RSVP.
Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood caucus meetings in February, according to plans unveiled by the state parties.
Nebraska City real estate agent Janet Palmtag has announced her candidacy for the state legislative seat now held by Julie Slama of Peru.
Bacon touted his support for various provisions in the bill and specifically cited the pay boost, which drew an objection from Democrat Ann Ashford, who is seeking her party’s nomination to oppose Bacon next year. “This would have happened anyway,” Ashford said.
The congressman has tried to walk a line between supporting Trump's policies and criticizing his communication style. This week he offered a full support of the president.
Carol Blood of Bellevue and Dan Quick of Grand Island both seek to keep their seats.
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon has been named to a list of most vulnerable House Republican incumbents, a signal that Nebraska’s 2nd District will once again be a political battleground.
State Sen. Sue Crawford of Bellevue, who now holds the seat, has endorsed Susan Hester as her replacement. Crawford is term-limited and unable to seek reelection.
The petition drive aims to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 general election ballot that would give Nebraskans the right to use medical cannabis for serious medical conditions, subject to “reasonable laws, rules and regulations.”
A state legislative staffer, Jennifer Carter, announced Wednesday that she is seeking election to the Nebraska Legislature in south-central Lincoln's District 29.
Eliot Bostar, executive director of the Nebraska Conservation Voters and Conservation Nebraska, grew up in New York but spent summers on the family farm near Bradshaw, Nebraska. Those family ties led him to settle in Nebraska.
The Marylander has made Iowa a central part of his campaign for president. He'd visited all 99 counties by last August, before most candidates even entered the race. "People here are mainstream Americans," he said during his latest visit to western Iowa, where he was viewing flood damage. "They value common sense."
Doug Kagan of Omaha, the longtime head of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom, said he withdrew his sponsorship of the petition because he disagreed with the management of the effort and didn’t think that it would be successful in qualifying for the 2020 ballot.
Leirion Gaylor Baird, 47, an at-large member of the Lincoln City Council, made public safety, infrastructure and quality of life the focus of her campaign.
Also Thursday, Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt and 36 co-sponsors introduced a resolution to condemn "racist violence and domestic terror attacks motivated by white supremacy and white nationalism."
Democrat Leirion Gaylor Baird has been declared Lincoln's new mayor, defeating Republican challenger Cyndi Lamm by approximately 5,500 votes.
Ashford's health scare led to a dust-up between his wife, who is running for his former seat, and a Republican official.
Beto O’Rourke, a former congressman from El Paso, Texas, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 200 people in the Wilson Middle School gym for about 45 minutes, then took time to answer questions and shake hands.
Two women currently serving on the City Council are vying for the job of being the capital city's mayor. They share some of the same goals, but have different priorities.
Like Nebraska, Kansas will no longer award delegates to Democratic presidential candidates via a caucus.
Nebraska was chosen to test a pilot project through the National States Geographical Information Council. There's no cost to the state.
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon raised roughly 10 times as much as any of his potential Democratic opponents in the first three months of 2019.