Omaha activist announces candidacy for Nebraska governor

Vanessa Ward

Omaha activist Vanessa Ward will announce her candidacy for Nebraska governor on January 15.

Running as a Democrat, Ward said she fought poverty and gang violence to raise a family in North Omaha.

She joins Governor Pete Ricketts, Republican Krystal Gabel, and State Senator Bob Krist, who could run under a new "United Nebraska" party.

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