Leavenworth Street has been informed by a credible source that Democratic nominee Mark Lakers will be dropping out of the race for Nebraska Governor.
(Confirmed and posted by the LJS about minute before us…)
We had been informed in the last few days that Lakers was unable to pay staff, and had spent quite a bit of time recently out of the state, not bothering to campaign.
The Lakers campaign has been on rocky ground ever since his campaign finance filing was shown to include hundreds of thousands of dollars in “pledges” that could not be substantiated.
In the past weeks, several prominent Nebraska Democrats had called for Lakers to drop out of the race, because of this. Lakers had stated that he was staying in the race.
Our understanding of the law is that a new Democrat nominee will be chosen at the Dem’s state convention in Columbus, Nebraska on July 23, 24, and 25.
OK folks! WHO WILL BE THE NEW NOMINEE???
Mike Boyle? Anne Boyle? Chuck Hassebrook? Mike Fahey? Scott Kleeb? Jane Kleeb?
Let’s hear it.