Governor Jim Pillen appoints Former Governor Pete Ricketts to fill U.S. Senate Seat vacated by Ben Sasse
LINCOLN, NE – The Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb and Executive Director Precious McKesson respond to Governor Jim Pillen appointing Former Governor Ricketts to the U.S. Senate
Chair Jane Kleeb
“Gov. Pillen appointed Pete Ricketts in order to pay him back for buying the Governor’s seat. This is the most blatant pay-to-play scheme we’ve seen in our state and it’s happening right in front of us all. Nebraskans deserve a Senator who will work for them, not someone who buys elections as a hobby.”
Executive Director Precious McKesson
“Senator-designate Ricketts has said he wants to make government work for the people of Nebraska. I hope he remembers ALL people in Nebraska, including those people and issues he has repeatedly sought to marginalize: women’s reproductive freedom, equal rights, voting rights, and support for our strong public schools. We look forward to watching how he will seek to better represent everyone in Nebraska – Republican, Democrat and Independent.