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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Ricketts, Hassebrook offer contrasts in race for governor

May 14, 2014 - NET

[Clipped story ] - As attention shifts from the Republican nomination contest to the general election, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is counting on voters to consider his background.

“I spent my entire life fighting for working families in Nebraska," Hassebrook said.  "I spent 18 years on the Board of Regents, working to get tuition assistance for ordinary working Nebraska families. I spent 36 years at the Center for Rural Affairs – 17 years as director – and during those 17 years we helped 2,000 small businesses get started.  My entire time at the Center for Rural Affairs was working to create fair public policies for small business and family-sized farms and ranches.”

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Primary cakewalk frees Hassebrook, Domina to focus on November

April 27, 2014 - Omaha World Herald

Chuck Hassebrook and David Domina are not feeling forgotten.

Without primary challenges, the Democratic candidates for governor (Hassebrook) and U.S. Senate (Domina) have been pushed out of this spring's election spotlight by a horde of Republicans running for statewide office.

But neither man is complaining.



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Hassebrook says he would bring change to the Capitol

April 7, 2014 - Nebraska Radio Network

A Democrat running for governor says things will look a lot different at the Capitol if he is elected.

Democrat Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons supports expanding Medicaid under the federal health insurance law.

“From my perspective, the filibuster that blocked the expansion of Medicaid really represents the triumph of partisan extremism over common sense,” Hassebrook tells Nebraska Radio Network.


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Hassebrook aims to help small businesses

March 31, 2014 - Fremont Tribune:

Throughout his life in public service, Chuck Hassebrook has worked with many small businesses across the Midwest.

If he’s elected as Nebraska’s next governor, the Lyons man would like to see tax and incentive policies changed so they are not size biased.

Nebraska, he said during an exclusive interview with the Fremont Tribune last week, has been very aggressive in offering incentives to bring larger businesses into the state and to help larger businesses expand.

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Hassebrook urges Legislature to expand Medicaid

March 18, 2014 - Lincoln Journal Star:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook urged the Legislature Tuesday to approve a bill that would expand Medicaid coverage in Nebraska.

Hassebrook said Medicaid expansion would benefit not only the working poor, but "every individual and every employer that buys private insurance" because those premium costs now subsidize unpaid emergency medical costs for uninsured people.


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Radio Interview with Tom Becka: 1290 AM KOIL (Omaha)

Hassebrook stands for education reform, wind energy in gubernatorial platform

University of Nebraska regent. Executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs. Now Chuck Hassebrook wants to add another title to his list: governor of Nebraska.

“During the time when I was going to college, it was possible to graduate with only $1,000 in debt,” Hassebrook said. “But by the time I joined the Board of Regents, that was no longer possible.”

As a gubernatorial candidate, one of his platforms is education reform.

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