Pillen campaign officials said that the "not that bad" comment was taken out of context and that he was really making a point about excessive federal spending.
Six GOP candidates are vying for the seat currently occupied by Gov. Pete Ricketts, who finishes his second term next year and is term-limited.
After eight years with the governor's office, Taylor Gage will start his new job Dec. 6.
Symone Sanders is reportedly stepping down from her role as a senior adviser and chief spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris at the end of the year.
Jazari Kual, who became a familiar figure online when he livestreamed last year's protests in Lincoln and Omaha after George Floyd's murder, says he would like to turn a spotlight on the needs of "communities left behind."
"This vote was taken after (an earlier meeting in September) that included a conference call with Senator Fischer and her explanation of why she voted for this bill," the county organizations stated.
Gov. Kristi Noem, who's considered a rising star in the Republican Party, formally launched her reelection campaign on Friday.
Patty Pansing Brooks, who will complete her term-limited eight years as a member of the nonpartisan Legislature at the end of next year, jump-started her campaign with news media contacts in Columbus, Norfolk and Fremont.
The former state senator "told me last night she is officially a candidate" for governor, Cass County Republican Chairwoman Tracy Zeorian stated in an online post promoting a forum hosted by the county party.
Liz Cheney, a Trump critic who is vice chair of a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, said the challenge now is whether citizens will do their duty and “defend the Constitution and stand for truth.”
"With no basis to charge the congressman with a crime, the government instead concocted one," attorney John Littrell of Los Angeles alleged in the motion.
The group was told that they could not hold the event on Capitol grounds because it was being decorated for a Christmas display. The Institute for Free Speech called that decision a “deprivation of speech and petition rights.”
“I'm absolutely convinced that in 2022 we're going to win back to Congress, we're going to win statehouses around the country and come 2024 we're going to win back America,” former Vice President Mike Pence said.
Charles Herbster said that while he supported Donald Trump from the beginning, the extended Ricketts family spent $7.5 million "against Donald Trump and his America First agenda" before he gained the Republican nomination in 2016.
Rep. Liz Cheney is collecting more contributions from Wyomingites than in past elections. But her biggest support is now coming from outside states including Virginia, California and New York.
"You got to know these people ... they tell you they're citizens, and then all of a sudden they're not," said former Rep. Lee Terry, who said he donated the money that originated from Gilbert Chagoury.
Theresa Thibodeau, a former state senator and former chair of the Douglas County Republican Party, said Thursday that she has been encouraged to consider running for the state's top office.
Don Kelly, chairman of the Sarpy County Board, said he hadn’t met Emily Ethington but he wished Ricketts would’ve consulted local elected officials.
State Sen. Rob Clements, a Republican from Elmwood, signed on to a letter addressed "To the American People" that calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election results.
A retired coal miner and great-grandfather complained to the city that children see those words in public — no matter anyone’s political views.
An Axios story centered on a fundraising page previously on the Republican congressman's campaign website alleging that "(President) Biden's FBI is using its unlimited power to prosecute me on a bogus charge."
Both during and after the special session, some members of the Nebraska Legislature questioned aloud whether the once-in-a-decade task of redrawing voting maps would be better left to an independent commission.
The Legislature's latest redistricting plan still would have provided Democrat Joe Biden with an Electoral College vote from the 2nd Congressional District if it had been in place during the 2020 election.
The 3rd District would continue to expand into the northeastern and southeastern boundaries of Nebraska, adding Thurston, Burt and Washington counties on the north and Otoe County on the south.