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Election 2022: Douglas County Attorney endorses Pillen for governor

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine formally endorsed Jim Pillen on Tuesday morning, May 3,...
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine formally endorsed Jim Pillen on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022. Pillen is a Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska.(Brian Mastre / WOWT)
Published: May. 3, 2022 at 10:49 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Jim Pillen, a Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska, received the endorsement of the Douglas County Attorney on Tuesday morning.

Declaring “Jim Pillen gets it,” the former Democrat put his support behind the GOP candidate also backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Pillen “will have the backs of law enforcement in Nebraska,” Kleine said outside the Hall of Justice on Farnam Street.

Pillen’s running mate, Joe Kelly, was also at Tuesday’s news conference.

Tuesday’s announcement was the latest endorsement in the Republican race: Charles Herbster has been endorsed by former President Trump, who was in the area for a rally over the weekend; and Brent Lindstrom was endorsed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert.

Nebraska’s primary election is a week from today: Tuesday, May 10.

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