Jane Kleeb, 402-705-3622,

83% of Bold Nebraska-Endorsed Candidates Advance
in May 10 Nebraska Primary Election

Lincoln — Eighty-three percent of the candidates who received an endorsement and support from Bold Nebraska and the New Energy Voter PAC advanced in their Primary Election races on Tuesday to the General Election in November.

“An incredible 83% of candidates Bold included in our Voter Guide are moving on to the general election. Citizens who stood up against Keystone XL are now showing their power in the voting booth. Nebraskans care about property rights, clean energy and strong urban and rural communities. We stand proud and ready to mobilize pipeline fighters this November to win elections and change the political landscape of our state.” —Jane Kleeb, Bold Nebraska Director

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In State Legislature races, Bold Candidates including Anna Wishart and Tony Vargas claimed victory, with Vargas soundly beating the incumbent in his race — the Gov. Ricketts-appointed Senator Nicole Fox. Other Bold Candidates advancing in their Legislature races included Jim Gordon, Carol Blood, Larry Scherer, Dan Quick, Sara Howard, Bill Armbrust, Ardel Bengtson, Al Davis and Ernie Chambers.

In the crowded six-way race for Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) Subdivision 5, Bold Candidate Craig Moody topped the rest of the field, while in the race for OPPD Subdivision 4 Bold Candidate Rick Yoder also advanced to the General Election in November.

For Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), candidates supported by Bold including Ron Larsen, Bill Hoyt and Gary Thompson advanced in their races.

Finally, we look forward to the General Election for some of the further down-ticket races with Bold-endorsed candidates — including Alex Gates for Omaha Public Schools board; Brian Whitecalf for Hall County Board; and Kathy Peterson Duval for Mayor of Hastings.

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