Jenkins Says He Has Signatures Needed for U.S. Senate Race


Jim Jenkins, a small business owner and fifth-generation rancher, says he's collected enough signatures to enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Johanns.

ā€œIā€™m running for the United States Senate because, like most Americans, I understand the system is broken. Congress is not governing. If we truly want to change Washington, we have to elect a bridge builder not another partisan stalwart who puts party power over the good of our country. Not left, not right, but forward,ā€ Jenkins said.

Jenkins says nearly 6,000 signatures were turned in Wednesday to the Secretary of State to be added to the November ballot. Under Nebraska law, 4,000 signatures from registered voters must be turned in by September 1.

If added to the ballot, Jenkins will face off against Republican candidate Ben Sasse and Democrat candidate Dave Domina.