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      Ricketts Makes Candidacy Official

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      Lincoln–PeteRicketts officially became a candidate for governor on Tuesday, filing hispaperwork with the Nebraska Secretary of State.

      Rickettsentered the race for governor on September 8th of last year and since then has traveledthe state meeting with voters and discussing his plans to lower taxes, reducestate spending, and strengthen our rural economy.

      "Iam truly humbled by the support our campaign has received over the last fiveand a half months," stated Ricketts.

      Rickettshas based his platform on his background in business and believes hisexperience will allow him to face the position with a new perspective.

      "Nebraskahas not had a true businessman as governor in decades," said Ricketts. "I amcommitted to putting my real world experience to work for the people of ourstate by cutting taxes and controlling spending. Over the next 75 days, I willcontinue to travel as I work to earn the vote of Nebraskans across the state"

      Sinceannouncing his campaign, Ricketts has traveled over 20,000 miles campaigningacross the state and has organized an Agriculture Advisory Team made up of farmand ranch leaders all across Nebraska.

      Rickettshas earned the endorsements of former Nebraska Governors Kay Orr and CharlieThone, former Third District U.S. Congressman Bill Barrett, and U.S.Congressman Lee Terry.

      Duringthe last reporting period, Ricketts led all of his competitors in fundraisingin 2013 having raised nearly $1.4 million and started 2014 with $931,590.29cash on hand.

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