Created: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:30:00 CST
Updated: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:19:21 CST
Today, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook announced his running mate in what's expected to be a very tight race for Governor. Lincoln businesswoman Jane Raybould will join Hassebrook on the ticket.
He made the announcement in Lincoln this morning before traveling to Grand Island, where we met with the pair. Raybould currently serves as the Lancaster County Commissioner and Vice President of B and R stores. She says she is excited for the opportunity and that there is no one she would rather work with.
"I've been involved with the campaign because I've believed in Chuck and the great things he can do for Nebraska since the beginning. It's a great honor to work with someone I admire tremendously and we're excited to get this campaign going."
Raybould would be the third woman to ever hold the Lieutenant Governor position. Hassebrook says her business skills will make her an important asset to his campaign.
"Jane brings the capacity to make a large organization work effectively and so I think that's a valuable experience to bring to state government and it's a valuable experience to help her be an effective Lieutenant Governor and ultimately Governor."
Earlier this month, Republican Pete Ricketts announced current Lieutenant Governor Lavon Heidemann as his choice.
A recent poll shows Hassebrook is trailing only four points behind Republican candidate Pete Ricketts.