Warren Buffett Backs Hassebrook Campaign With $100,000 Donation

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Updated: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:45:15 CST

A big dollar endorsement from a big dollar name. Warren Buffett has given his support to gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook.
The Oracle of Omaha donated 100,000 dollars to the campaign, putting Hassebrook's fundraising total at 1.4 million dollars.

In a release put out this morning by Hassebrook, the Democratic candidate says "Mr. Buffet is celebrated for his hard-earned success in business and his instinct for sound investments... His significant investment in the campaign... demonstrates that this truly is one of the most competitive races for Governor we've seen in decades."

Hassebrook also references a recent poll, paid for by his campaign, that showed Hassebrook trailing just four points behind Ricketts.

Just yesterday, the Nebraska Farm Bureau endorsed Pete Ricketts in his campaign for the Governor.

The two will face off, against Libertarian Mark Elworth, in the November primary election.