Nebraska GOP governor's race debate canceled

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - The Nebraska Republican Party has canceled its planned GOP gubernatorial debate this week.

State GOP Executive Director Robert "Bud" Synhorst says plans for Wednesday's debate in Papillion "just fell apart."

Synhorst said Tuesday that "instead of putting on something that wasn't going to be effective," the party opted to cancel it. Synhorst said he's working to determine whether the debate can be rescheduled.

Republican candidates who had planned to participate in the debate include Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts, State Auditor Mike Foley, Omaha tax attorney Bryan Slone and Nebraska state Sens. Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy.

Synhorst says two other planned GOP gubernatorial debates — set for March 23 in Broken Bow and April 23 in Norfolk — are still scheduled to take place.

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