pete ricketts

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On May 27, the Nebraska legislature, overturning a gubernatorial veto, repealed the state's death penalty.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.
Two former vice presidential nominees have also endorsed Rickett: Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Another area where Ricketts' political activism may come up against his personal interests is in his newly burgeoning media