‘One step at a time’: Ricketts awaits Pillen’s Senate decision

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov. Pete Ricketts will be leaving office this week, but it may not be the end of his time serving Nebraska.

On Tuesday, Channel 8 spoke with him about his time as governor and what his future plans are.

Gov.-elect Jim Pillen will be sworn in on Thursday, and he is tasked with choosing a replacement for U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse.

Ricketts is one of the candidates for the position.

“I’ve loved the job of being governor. It’s a privilege and honor to be able to do it, and I would love to have opportunities to be able to continue to serve the people of Nebraska,” Ricketts said. “I’ve applied for the job of U.S. Senate. That will obviously be up to Jim Pillen to make that decision, so one step at a time. I’ve got to go through the interview process like everybody else, and we’ll see what happens.”

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