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Chuck Hassebrook says 'it's time' for Nebraska to make a change

August 3, 2014 - Omaha World Herald

Gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook served up plenty of red meat Saturday at a gathering of Democratic leaders, but he turned to white meat to make a pivotal point for his campaign.

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Hassebrook eyes Medicaid expansion, early child education in state convention speech

August 2, 2014 - Lincoln Journal Star 

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook pledged Saturday to fight for the expansion of Medicaid in Nebraska and help build an education system that "gives every child an opportunity to start kindergarten prepared to succeed."

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Warren Buffett's $100K donation to Chuck Hassebrook is believed to be his largest single contribution to a candidate

August 2, 2014 - Omaha World Herald

Warren Buffett can be a tightwad with politicians.

The Omaha billionaire who is arguably Nebraska’s most famous Democratic businessman has a long history of donating dollars to candidates. But, typically, the folksy investor shells out only a few thousand bucks per person.

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Hassebrook outlines prison reform plan

July 10, 2014 -- Lincoln Journal Star

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook said Wednesday he would expand community programs and alternatives for nonviolent offenders in an effort to more effectively curb criminal behavior while avoiding construction of a new state prison.

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Democrat Chuck Hassebrook releases prison plan

July 09, 2014 -- Nebraska Radio Network

Democrat Chuck Hassebrook vows to change how Nebraska administers good time provisions in prison if elected governor.

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Buffett gives $100K to governor candidate

June 24, 2014 - Lincoln (AP)

Warren Buffett has contributed $100,000 to the Democratic candidate for governor in the billionaire investor's home state of Nebraska, in what may be his largest donation to a single candidate at one time.

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Don't get caught up in Party politics when it comes time to vote this year

Editorial in the Cedar County News

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Hassebrook seeks bargain rejecting outside attack ads

May 27, 2014 -- Lincoln Journal Star

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook on Monday asked Republican nominee Pete Ricketts to join him in a pact to attempt to "stop hidden donors from assaulting Nebraskans with mudslinging ads."

In a letter to Ricketts, Hassebrook also sought agreement that each candidate limit his general election campaign spending to $3 million.

Hassebrook said his proposal seeks to limit negative advertising to statements that he or Ricketts make themselves during the campaign.

"We just endured the ugliest campaign in recent history," Hassebrook said.

"In the last two weeks, I've been in communities all across the state and, without fail, people approach me about the excessive amount of spending and negative advertising that we saw."

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Chuck Hassebrook: By cooperating, we can move Nebraska forward

May 18, 2014 - Omaha World Herald 

It is time to make our state even better by strengthening our middle class, revitalizing our communities and creating good jobs and genuine opportunity for every Nebraskan in every community.

That is why I am running for governor — to get Nebraskans working together across party lines on common-sense strategies to move our state forward. That is the tradition on which our unicameral Legislature was founded. It is how I got things done as the lone Democrat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

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Primary over, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook ready for general campaign

May 16, 2014 - Nebraska Radio Network

He has been waiting out the primary election.

Now, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is ready to take the gubernatorial race to all Nebraskans.

Hassebrook, the former executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, watched closely the Republican primary for governor won by Omaha executive Pete Ricketts.

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