Leavenworth Street has learned that there is action by certain members of the Nebraska business community to get former Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Mike Flood, back into the 2014 Nebraska Governor’s race.
Flood had dropped out on December 6, 2012 because of his wife Mandi’s cancer diagnosis.
However, certain business peeps would, if possible, like to reignite his campaign. Of course that would likely be greatly based on Mandi Flood’s prognosis — but if improved, there is a definite desire to get him back in the race. We do not know the status of Mrs. Flood’s medical condition, but we wonder — and hope — that this renewed interest in Flood’s candidacy means that something has changed for the better.
We would also note that Flood ended up with approximately $300,000 in the bank at the end of 2012. To our knowledge no money has been given back to donors.
We wait to see if this all culminates in something.
We do not think a Flood announcement would affect Charlie Janssen’s campaign plans (we wouldn’t see him getting out), though it may slow down others who were thinking about jumping into this race.
And if this happens, there would likely be a new front-runner.
More when we have it.