Governor Pete Ricketts has stacked the deck against Nebraska, pouring over $263,774.00 into his purchased candidates. The table below shows all the races we researched, along with how much their opponent received from Pete Ricketts. If there are races we missed, let us know!
Nebraska is not the Ricketts’ family fiefdom.
Seeing Red Endorsement
|How much the Opponent took from Governor Pete Ricketts|
|Governor||Bob Krist*||Pete Ricketts||$66,074.00|
|Congress||Jessica McClure||Jeff Fortenberry||$38,800.00|
|Senate||Jane Raybould||Deb Fischer||$36,000.00|
|Board of Regents||Barb Weitz||Hal Daub||$22,000.00|
|Board of Regents||Robert J. Prokop||Rob Schafer||$15,000.00|
|Legislature||Machaela Cavanaugh||Theresa Thibodeau||$15,000.00|
|Secratary of State||Spencer Danner||Bob Evnan||$12,500.00|
|Legislature||Steve Lathrop||Merv Riepe||$11,000.00|
|Legislature||Chuck Hassebrook||Ben Hansen||$10,000.00|
|Congress||Kara Eastman||Don Bacon||$5,400.00|
|Legislature||Jackie Collett||John S. McCollister||$5,000.00|
|Legislature||Jeff Parris||John Arch||$5,000.00|
|Legislature||Susan D. Lorence||Rob Clements||$5,000.00|
|Legislature||Wendy DeBoer||Matt Deaver||$5,000.00|
|Public Service Commission||Mike Forsythe||Tim Schram||$3,500.00|
|Auditor||Jane Skinner||Charlie Janssen||$2,500.00|
|Legislature||Stephanie L. Malcolm||Dan Huges||$2,500.00|
|Legislature||Stephanie Nantkes||Mark A. Kolterman||$2,000.00|
|Legislature||Shannon Coryell||Robert Bob Hilkemann||$1,000.00|
|Board of Education||Deborah Neary||Pat McPherson||$500.00|
The chart includes all totals which candidates have received in their political history according to www.dataomaha.com and reflects direct contributions from Pete Ricketts. The full amount spent by the governor to buy Nebraska government is higher than shown. Once the final disclosures have been submitted at the end of the election, the numbers may be higher. This chart does not include money from Joe Ricketts, or money donated to PACs who spent in specific races.
*Bob Krist has taken money from Ricketts when he ran for the legislature. Due to his record of thoughtful governing while in serving in the legislature, he remains an endorsed candidate.