Kuehn not Seeking Re-Election, Opening the District for Strong Democratic Candidate

In a shocking move, Senator Kuehn, who is very close to Gov. Ricketts, announced at 5 o’clock on the deadline for incumbents that he is not running for re-election.

There are rumors Kuehn may be named as Ricketts’ Lt. Governor, in the re-election campaign. Whatever the reason, this stunning opening in a rural district opens up many possibilities for a strong Democratic Candidate.

“We wish John Kuehn well in his next endeavors. The Nebraska Democratic Party is already talking to several candidates who are excited to truly represent the district’s rural commitment to our University and public schools.” – Chair Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Democratic Party

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