Deb Fischer is out.
The Republican US Senator is not running for governor next year.
Fischer telling KFAB radio today, "I believe I have a really good track record of good wins for Nebraska from my time in the Legislature to the Senate and the Senate is where I want to continue to serve, so no I’m not running for governor.”
Had Fischer run the GOP nomination was considered hers to lose.
Her no-go opening up the likelihood that pro-Trumper/cattle king Charles Herbster—he runs Herbster Angus Farms in Falls City— and State Senator Brett Lindstrom will run.
Both have indicated they are taking a good-long look at the race.
It also makes it more fitting that State Senator Lou Ann Linehan, who heads up the powerful Revenue Committee, will get in as well.
With the seat wide open—Governor Pete Ricketts is term limited and can't run again—the field is far from closed.