Daub Will Run For Omaha Mayor

Former U.S. Representative Hal Daub says he's running for Omaha mayor, seeking his old job a year after making a short-lived bid for Senate.

Daub, a Republican, formed an exploratory committee Thursday so he can start raising money. He said in a telephone interview that he's in the race.

Daub says the next mayor will face significant financial challenges, including paying for a new stadium for the College World Series.

The election is April 7. A spokesman for current Mayor Mike Fahey, a Democrat, says Fahey is considering a bid for a third term.

Daub was mayor of Omaha from 1995 to 2001. He was elected to the House as 2nd District representative in 1980 and re-elected in 1982, 1984 and 1986.