State Sen. Bob Krist yesterday announced that he will enter the Democratic gubernatorial primary in hopes of facing Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) in this year’s general election. Mr. Krist is now a former Republican, leaving the GOP to enter this race, though Nebraska state legislative races are non-partisan. The Democratic field has appeared weak to date, so Sen. Krist could prove himself viable enough to win the nomination despite just newly coming into the party. In any event, Gov. Ricketts will remain a strong favorite for re-election.
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