Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley will run for Governor.
The Republican state auditor made the announcement Thursday at the Capitol. He was introduced by U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.
Foley, a former state lawmaker, was elected auditor in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010 with 80 percent of the statewide vote. The 59-year-old has previously said he plans to run for statewide office, including a possible bid for governor.
Foley becomes the fourth GOP candidate to enter a fast-growing gubernatorial primary. Republican state Sens. Charlie Janssen, Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy have already declared, and Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts is expected to announce soon.
Democrats Annette Dubas and Chuck Hassebrook are also running.