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With new PAC, Herbster aims to continue influencing Nebraska politics | Politics
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With new PAC, Herbster aims to continue influencing Nebraska politics | Politics

Molly Ashford ,  Ryan Hoffman Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles W. Herbster announced Thursday that he is forming and funding a political action committee to promote “traditional Christian conservative values” in Nebraska politics.Herbster, who was the runner-up in the May Republican primary, said in a press release that the new Nebraska First PAC represents his continued involvement in Nebraska politics. A businessman from Falls City, Herbster has made sizable donations to Republican candidates o...
New Nebraska GOP leaders declare support for Pillen, other nominees | Politics
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New Nebraska GOP leaders declare support for Pillen, other nominees | Politics

Newly elected Nebraska Republican State Chairman Eric Underwood of Lincoln and his leadership team said that they are committed to securing the election in November of GOP primary election nominees, specifically Jim Pillen."Make no mistake, the NEGOP remains committed to our Republican primary winners," the new party leaders stated in a news release Tuesday. ...
Nebraska politicians debate impact of tumultuous convention on state GOP | Politics
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Nebraska politicians debate impact of tumultuous convention on state GOP | Politics

LINCOLN — Saturday's turmoil at the Nebraska Republican Party convention produced differing reactions from state political leaders, with Republicans claiming to be unfazed and Democrats suggesting that the GOP discord offers them an opportunity.At the GOP convention, delegates fired party Chairman Dan Welch by majority vote. A wave of resignations immediately followed his termination, including Executive Director Taylor Gage and National Committeewoman Lydia Brasch. Explanations for the upheaval differed. Some local Republicans, for example, felt they have been excluded by the party establishment led by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Some also complained that the state party leadership unfairly picked sides in the Republican gubernatorial primary to favor the eventual victor, Jim Pil...
Hundreds rally again in support of abortion rights in Omaha | Politics & Government
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Hundreds rally again in support of abortion rights in Omaha | Politics & Government

Nearly two weeks after a leaked draft opinion suggested the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, hundreds of people gathered in Omaha Saturday to denounce the anticipated decision and reaffirm their commitment to protect abortion rights.The demonstration outside the City-County Building was just one of many throughout the nation as local organizers billed the day as Roe v. Wade Day of Action. Wielding signs with messages like “Keep abortion safe and legal” and “No uterus, no opinion,” attendees rallied and heard from speakers who promised to keep fighting no matter what happens.Saturday’s rally was at least the second one to occur in Omaha since the media outlet Politico broke the story of the draft opinion on May 2.Support for personal choice was one of the commo...
St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad resigns | Politics
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St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad resigns | Politics

Mark Schlinkmann ,  Jacob Barker ST. LOUIS  — John Collins-Muhammad on Wednesday abruptly announced his resignation from the Board of Aldermen, offering no reason for his decision, but asking for forgiveness for “my shortcomings and my mistakes.” Collins-Muhammad, who was reelected last April to a second term from the 21st Ward, said he was quitting the board in an email to Aldermanic President Lewis Reed.“The weeks ahead will be tough,” Collins-Muhammad said in the email, which he shared on social media. “I ask ...