“What are you afraid of Gov. Ricketts? Your failure to solve skyrocketing property taxes?”
LINCOLN, NE – Bob Krist, State Senator and candidate for Nebraska Governor, today rejected Gov. Pete Ricketts debate schedule and challenged him to agree to five debates with statewide media coverage.
“This is how an out of touch candidate acts, not the governor of a great state. Candidate Pete Ricketts demanded seven debates when he faced Senator Ben Nelson in 2006. What are you afraid of Gov. Ricketts? Your failure to solve skyrocketing property taxes?”
“It is beneath the dignity of the office of governor for Pete Ricketts to deny Nebraskans the opportunity to see and hear our ideas of how we would serve if elected. He should not be allowed to hide from his record,” Krist said.
Omaha World-Herald/KMTV, August 30, 3 - 4 p.m., State Fair, Grand Island
Nebraska Educational Television, September 24, 8 - 9 p.m., Lincoln
KETV NewsWatch 7, Omaha
KTIV Television (Sioux City), October 10, 7 p.m., Norfolk
KOLN/KGIN TV & WOWT - Gray Television Network - Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, North Platte, and Scottsbluff
NTV News, Kearney
“Instead of facing the public in debates conducted and televised statewide by Nebraska's media outlets, Gov. Ricketts wants to run and hide; dodging the media and the glare of television lights hoping that his abysmal record on skyrocketing property taxes, cutting funds to education, opposing access to healthcare for vulnerable Nebraskans, and his whimpering opposition to the President's tariffs will go unnoticed,” Krist said.