Sheehy's Resignation Prompts Change in Game Plan
State GOP and Democrats gear up for aggressive race
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The year 2014 is the year to clean up the capitol. Those strong words coming out Saturday from the state's Democratic party, calling Sheehy's resignation a black eye for the GOP. Vince Powers heads up Nebraska Democrats. He believes the fallout will continue.
Powers says, "This is just the tip of the iceberg and it means that we're going to have a Democrat as the governor in 2014, probably the Attorney General too as more of this unravels." Names of who might run are starting to surface. Chuck Hassebrook and Steve Lathrop are a couple favorites for the Democrats.
At this point, the Republican party is figuring out if the new lieutenant governor will be able to run next year or if another person is a more viable candidate. Either way, with Sheehy possibly out of the picture, it's a toss up. State Republican Party Chair Mark Fahleson says, "Without him in the race I think it opens everything up, on our side certainly."
Republicans aren't naming any names on who could fill the lieutenant governor spot or run for office in 2014 but both sides are already claiming victory, confident their roster of candidates has what it takes.