It looks likely that the brewing Republican primary in Nebraska's 2014 gubernatorial race will see the state's governor and senior senator backing different candidates.
Johanns, saying that he was speaking on a government phone, stopped short of making an endorsement of Flood, who has already announced his candidacy for governor. The World-Herald:
It's not the first time Johanns has praised Flood, saying back in August that he was a "pretty big fan" of the state legislator.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy also plans on running and is supported by GOP Gov. Dave Heineman, who is term-limited.
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