The LJS’s Don Walton is reporting that Mike Flood is “officially” out of the running for Nebraska Governor.
And the Norfolk Daily News has the full story with quotes from Flood himself.
This information is counter to the earlier assurances Leavenworth Street had received that that Flood was ready to announce his re-entrance back into the Governor’s race.
Leavenworth Street did not make that earlier statement lightly — we know that Flood had had conversations at the highest level that he was ready to get back into the race. However, it is our understanding that Flood’s wife Mandi’s treatment is not concluded and that changed Flood’s slant on whether to re-enter the race.
We wish the Flood’s all the best and hope to see Mike re-enter the political world upon the improvement of Mandi Flood’s health.
(We no doubt expect plenty to pile on to L.St because of our earlier statement that “Flood will re-enter the race.” That’s fine. As we stated above, our post was based on valid information and conversations. We believe Flood WAS ready to get back into the race, but things changed. In any case, note that Don Walton found it necessary to write a lead story about Flood NOT getting back in.)
(In the mean time, we’ll wait for all the other naysayers to thank us for the early info about Sasse and Herbster…)
As noted by Walton, the decision by Flood may very well open the floodgates (pun not really intended) for those other potential candidates who are not willing to cede the GOP nomination to either State Senator Charlie Janssen or businessman Charles Herbster.
It could get very, very interesting over the next few weeks.