State Sen. Bob Krist, an independent, “plans to form a new ‘United Nebraska’ party to qualify for the general election ballot. … Krist will create the party to reduce the number of signatures required to get on the ballot. Krist needs to gather 5,000 signatures as a party-affiliated candidate, compared to 120,000 he would need to run without a party affiliation.”
BULLYING. Gov. Pete Ricketts’s (R) campaign “last month sent a survey to donors asking, in part, how troubled they were by the bullying of conservative students” after a conservative student at the University of Nebraska was treated hostilely by a lecturer for her views.
“Five of the seven questions addressed “budget, efficiency and taxation. Another question was about whether the media give ‘fair and accurate coverage to Republican’ officials.
“The one involving the university states: ‘Recently, employees of our taxpayer funded state university system have been caught bullying students for their conservative beliefs. … how concerned are you about this?’” (Omaha World-Herald)