Democrat Dave Domina Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate


A Democratic candidate has announced his campaign for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Mike Johanns.

Omaha lawyer David Domina launched his campaign with a speech in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday. After the event, Domina spoke about his views on the Keystone XL pipeline, gun control and health care.

Domina represents landowners challenging a state law that has allowed TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline to proceed. Domina says TransCanada should not have eminent domain power.

On the issue of gun control, Domina says citizens should not be armed in the same way as the military. He says there are reasonable restrictions on every constitutional right, including the Second Amendment.

Domina also is in favor of keeping the federal health care law, but says he would like to see it fixed.

Domina's announcement in Lincoln is the first stop of a 28-town tour of the state from Tuesday through Sunday.