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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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Hassebrook wants to get Nebraskans working together

May 15, 2014 - Kearney Hub

LYONS — Democrat Chuck Hassebrook believes the race for the Nebraska governor’s office will be a study in opposites.

“It is a real contrast,” Hassebrook said Wednesday. “I spent my life fighting for Nebraskans, and he has spent his time trying to get Chicago and Arizona to subsidize an expansion of Wrigley Field and build a new training facility.”

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Hassebrook details differences with Ricketts

May 15, 2014 - Lincoln Journal Star

Bring it on.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook, who has been waiting in the shadows while Republican candidates battled in the spotlight for their party's nomination, is ready to present Nebraska voters with a choice.

Hassebrook said Wednesday he's going to talk about issues and his differences with Republican nominee Pete Ricketts -- and there are plenty of them.

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Democrats' Hassebrook touts rural appeal

May 15, 2014 - Omaha World-Herald

[Clipped story] - Hassebrook's campaign sees opportunity in some of the trends exposed Tuesday night.

Meg Mandy, Hassebrook's communications director, said Ricketts' soft showing in some rural areas reminds her of the 2006 Senate race, when Ricketts lost large swaths of central Nebraska in his blowout loss to Democrat Ben Nelson.

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