Groping claims disrupt Nebraska governor’s primary
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska Republicans will choose a gubernatorial candidate on Tuesday in a bitter primary race that has been upended in recent weeks after a top candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump was accused of groped at least eight women over the past few years.
Charles Herbster, a businessman and cattle rancher who has denied the allegations, is in a nine-man GOP primary to replace Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is barred by term limit laws from running again. Other leading candidates include Jim Pillen, a Ricketts-endorsed veterinarian and hog farm owner, and State Senator Brett Lindstrom, an Omaha financial adviser who has recently gained traction with increased funding and in support of the city’s Republican mayor.