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Sen. Tom Carlson announces candidacy for governor

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Posted By: Camila Orti
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Sen. Tom Carlson announces he will be running for governor next year.

Carlson is from Holdrege, Neb., and says it's his leadership experience that separates him from the other candidates.

"We need to strive to make the good life even better," Carlson said.

With his formal announcement as the newest Republican candidate for governor of Nebraska, which took place at the Capitol on Friday, Carlson becomes the third candidate to throw his hat into the gubernatorial race.

Carlson says he was raised by farmers in Holdrege and currently represents the rural area in District 38. Keeping the agricultural sector healthy is important to him, Carlson says.

"When farmers and livestock producers make money, everybody in the state benefits, it is our number one industry," Carlson said.

Sen. Charlie Janssen announced his decision to run in February, and Democrat Chuck Hassebrook made his announcement in June.

Janssen, of Fremont, would like to see taxes lowered in Nebraska.

"I think you can do more with your money than the government can," Janssen said.

Hassebrook, from Lyons, would put emphasis on boosting small businesses if he was elected to office.

"Small businesses, family farms and ranches, family enterprises have long been the backbone of Nebraska's economy, but so often in state policy they're overlooked," Hassebrook said.

The primaries, which will take place next May, will whittle the race to one candidate per party.

Carlson also mentioned that his decision to run was largely based off former Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood dropping out earlier this year. Carlson said he and Flood have similar views on many issues.

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