Nebraska GOP asking for party unity during upcoming elections
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Many in the Nebraska Republican party took a victory lap Wednesday morning.
But they’re now saying that it’s time to come together as a party and fight the next battle, the special election on June 28th.
“June 28 is a pivotal date,” Sen. Mike Flood said. “That’s the day we decide who is going to represent us in congress. That date is one that we need your help marking on the calendar to get everybody out because there are two candidates in this race with two very different visions for the future of America.”
Flood will be going up against his colleague, Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, for the first congressional district seat.
“I tell you what is really important for the State of Nebraska is in the next 49 days, we all come together and work like crazy to get Mike Flood into the United States Congress,” said Jim Pillen, the Republican candidate for Governor.
Flood believes that change is needed, saying democratic leaders in our country are to blame for inflation, among other things. He wants to do what he can to help not only Nebraskans but all Americans.
“People are worried about inflation, they are worried about cost of living, gas just raised 6 cents overnight, diesel is over 5 bucks a gallon, you can’t get baby formula,” Flood said. “There are a lot of issues out there that are related to the Biden Pelosi agenda and people want to see a change and I think that resonates, you saw that in the vote.”
Flood has been in the Nebraska legislature for about a decade. If he takes the seat in congress, he will be spending a lot more time in Washington D.C.
“I think it is important to stay connected to your constituents,” Flood said. “The longer you’re living in Washington, the less connected you are. So for me, it’s going to be weekends and parades and BBQs and just getting back out into the community so that I make sure people see me and that I’m a good listener.”
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was very enthusiastic about Pillen’s victory on Tuesday saying, “future 41st governor of the State of Nebraska Mr. Jim Pillen.”
Pillen knows the first round is over and is now focused on the Republican party coming together for the general election on November 8.
“I will work very very hard to earn the rest of the Republicans’ vote. Eyeball to eyeball, handshake to handshake across the State,” Pillen said. “With all of your help, we can come together and focus on what’s really important for the future of our state.”