Opponent urges Pillen to drop from Nebraska governor’s race

Other candidates are going after the early frontrunner after declining debates

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — In what could potentially be a major shakeup in Nebraska’s gubernatorial race, Jim Pillen is declining all debate invites leading up to the Republican primary.

In a news release his campaign manager says their strategy is centered on meeting voters face to face.

He also goes on to say “debates are often just political theater.”

Other candidates are weighing in following the surprising decision.

Theresa Thibodeau is calling for Pillen to withdraw from the race altogether.

The other early frontrunner in this race, Charles Herbster, says Pillen is depriving voters of seeing how he performs under pressure.

Nebraska’s Republican primaries will take place on May 10th.


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