Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz

Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts has scored the endorsement of the U.S. Senate’s leading rabble-rouser and blowhard, Ted Cruz.

Congratulations, Pete!


Wednesday night’s debate among the six Republican candidates for governor will be live streamed by the Norfolk Daily News. Doors open at the Johnny Carson Theater at Norfolk High School at 6:15 p.m., and a reception will be held in the cafeteria before the 7 p.m. start of the 90-minute debate. It is being sponsored by the Nebraska Republican Party, Norfolk High School and the Norfolk Daily News. Editor Kent Warneke reports that 600 tickets have been distributed, but plenty of good seats remain in the 1,234-seat theater.


KRVN radio in Lexington reports that the Nebraska Farmers Union has endorsed Democratic Senate candidate Dave Domina, an Omaha-based attorney.

DaveDominaPortrait“We know that Nebraska agriculture will be well served by sending David Domina to the Senate,” said a statement from Gale Lush of Wilcox, president of the group’s political action committee, NEBFARMPAC. “His expertise in water and private property rights will serve our state well in the United States Senate.”

Nebraska Farmers Union is the state’s second largest general farm and ranch association, with 6,000 members. It supports ethanol, wind energy, and country-of-origin labeling, and opposes vertical integration in the farm economy.


Watch tonight’s Senate debate live

KETV/Omaha will be live-streaming tonight’s final debate among the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate. thinks you’re going to be able to watch it here.

KLIN/Lincoln’s website says the debate will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Wednesday, after the UNL baseball game against Kansas State. You can find KLIN at 1400 on the AM dial or 94.5 on the FM. Presumably you’ll also find the debate on the KLIN website here.

The debate is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CDT at the University of Nebraska College of Law on East Campus.

We’ll update as more information becomes available.