pete ricketts

In one of his first acts as Nebraska's new governor, Republican Jim Pillen has named Pete Ricketts to fill the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Term-limited Pete Ricketts of Nebraska had some blunt advice for Charles Herbster, who is accused of groping eight women.
Kids in Nebraska must be vaccinated against diseases such as chickenpox and measles, but Gov. Pete Ricketts has come out against mandating COVID-19 shots.
Rachel Maddow slammed Gov. Pete Ricketts for failing to reveal what's going on at plants where COVID-19 cases are exploding.
Leaked chats revealed that the governor's 2018 field director, Bennett Bressman, is extremely racist.
State lawmakers fought the governor to abolish capital punishment in 2015.
Despite Coach Mike Riley's swift and deft endorsement of the players' right to express themselves, Husker Nation saw red. The milder among them called for the student-players to be expelled. Donors threatened to cut the program off without a dime. But it gets worse.
On May 27, the Nebraska legislature, overturning a gubernatorial veto, repealed the state's death penalty. For opponents of state execution, there was a brief moment of rejoicing. But many Nebraskans were instantly nostalgic for the good old days of killing bad people.
Because of their inability to let this issue go, and their willingness to continue to demonstrate that immigration will be the defining issue of 2016, Republicans have resorted -- once again -- to stall the inevitable.