Jim Pillen stumps with prominent supporters on eve of Nebraska primary

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen was at Ross Aviation’s hangar at the Lincoln Airport on Monday to speak with supporters on the eve of the primary.

He had an entourage of distinguished guests with him, as well.

Legendary Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne was there to talk about the kind of man Pillen is and why he supports him.

Gov. Pete Ricketts and former Gov. Kay Orr were also there to rally for Pillen.

Pillen took the stage to talk about the policies he’d put forth if elected governor.  He talked about ending all abortions in the state of Nebraska if the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade.

He spoke extensively on the importance of not only keeping young people in Nebraska, but also getting them in the trades, especially agriculture.

Asked about Nebraska’s shortage of agriculture educators, Pillen said he would work with businesses to pay for prospective teachers’ education.

“That’s not going to be state money; it’s not going to be taxpayer money,” he said.

Pillen, who owns a large hog operation, wants to run government like he runs his business.

“In business, we don’t start self-appointed budget increases,” he said. “We always figure out how to do more with less. We have to continue that mantra and make sure that we have less government invasion and we spend less money so we keep more money.”

Polling locations open at 8 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m.

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