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Hassebrook and Raybould: What’s at Stake in This Election


Chuck Hassebrook and Jane Raybould were in Omaha earlier today to talk about the importance of voting in this election and what’s at stake for working families, public safety, and education.

They were joined by Omaha City Council Member Gary Gernandt, State Senator Jeremy Nordquist, Omaha Police Officer Association President John Wells, and teachers from Omaha and Lincoln, who spoke about the importance of having leaders at the capitol in Lincoln who support Nebraska’s working families, protect public safety, and strengthen education.

Chris Prolux, President of the Omaha Education Association, said, “It is critical we elect leaders who will put students ahead of politics. We can’t have a leader who embodies the politics of divisiveness. We need a leader who will embody the Nebraska way of coming together and doing what is right for our kids. Chuck Hassebrook did that as a Regent for the University of Nebraska and he’ll do it as Governor.”

Prolux went on to say that “because students can’t vote, it is up to us — the parents, the grandparents the educators, and all voters — to elect candidates who support education. Chuck Hassebrook will support our public schools and ensure our students they have the future they deserve.”

Senator Jeremy Nordquist said that he will be proud to vote for Hassebrook and Raybould because “they are a team that knows what it takes to have an economy that works for all Nebraskans — and that includes a higher minimum wage.” Nordquist also said he supports Hassebrook because they worked together in the Legislature to defeat Ricketts’ Platte Institute plan to tax prescription drugs, hospital beds, dorm rooms, ag and manufacturing inputs.

Omaha Police Officers Association Sargent John Wells said that “Chuck is the only candidate who has time and time again committed to stop the revolving door that is the Nebraska prison system and take away good time for violent offenders.”

Hassebrook said that this is “the most important vote you will cast for Governor in a generation because it is a very close race” and as Governor he will “fight for the working middle class and Main Street, not Wall Street.”

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Hassebrook Campaign Information


Candidate for Governor Chuck Hassebrook will be in Omaha, Lincoln, Columbus, Wayne, South Sioux City, Scottsbluff, North Platte, and Grand Island for Get Out The Vote activities on Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th.

Hassebrook will be visiting with and thanking volunteers, as well as working with them to call voters about the election on Tuesday.

Media is invited to attend the campaign stops, and Hassebrook will also be available for one-on-one interviews.

Monday, November 3rd  2014

Omaha, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:                 Press Conference: What’s at stake this election for working families, public safety, and education
Chuck Hassebrook, Jane Raybould, Omaha Police Officer Association President Sargent John Wells, Omaha City Councilmember Garry Gernandt, NSEA Representative, and others
Memorial Park, 6005 Underwood Ave. (Near the flags)

Columbus, 12:30 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.:            Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Hassebrook Campaign Office (1251 26th Ave.)

Wayne, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:                     Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Rustic Treasures (210 Main St.)

South Sioux City, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:    Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Hassebrook Campaign Office (2511 Dakota Ave.)

Omaha, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:                    Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Two locations – both Hassebrook Campaign Offices
5017 Leavenworth St. and 2438 Cuming St.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Both Chuck Hassebrook and Jane Raybould will be flying around the state all day. All interviews in Omaha throughout the day and in to the evening will be handled by Meg Mandy, Communications Director. Meg will be available at the Ramada (Hassebrook election night headquarters) all day.

South Sioux City, 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.:  Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
2511 Dakota Ave.

Scottsbluff, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (MST): Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Hassebrook Campaign Office, 1906 Broadway

North Platte, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.:             Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Hassebrook Campaign Office (222 E 5th St.)

Grand Island, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.:           Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Hassebrook Campaign Office (203 N. Locust St.)

Lincoln, 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:                    Get-Out-The Vote activities with volunteers
Hassebrook Campaign Office (Location TBD)

Lincoln, 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.:                    Election Night Party
Barry’s (235 N. 9th St.)

Omaha, 10:00 p.m.:                                     Election Night Watch Party – Hassebrook + Ashford Campaign

                                                                   Ramada Hotel (3321 S 72nd Ave.)

Questions and interview requests can be directed to Meg Mandy at (619) 288-3823 or meg@chuckhassebrook.com.

Hassebrook Will Implement Current Good Time Law, Fix Corrections


Later today, Governor Heineman will testify at a special legislative committee hearing on his role in the Department of Corrections scandals that have come to light over the last year. Chuck Hassebrook, who has been endorsed by the Omaha Police Officers Association and Fraternal Order of Police, and has long been outspoken on this issue, has released the following statement:

“My hope today is that Governor Heineman explains why, given all of the problems within the Department of Corrections, he hasn’t fired the current Director, who failed to follow Nebraska Supreme Court rulings on inmate release dates and has publicly stated that he knowingly and intentionally chose not to follow the law.

 

“We can’t keep putting the safety of our communities at risk like this, and the Department of Corrections is in serious need of new leadership. As Governor, I will crack down on problems in the Department of Corrections, and appoint a Director who will follow the law.

 

“I would also use my authority under the law to take away every day of automatically granted good time from offenders who demonstrate from their behavior in prison that they are a threat to our communities.”H

Hassebrook Voted by Mail Today


Lincoln, Neb. — Chuck Hassebrook, candidate for Governor, voted by mail this morning before speaking to a group of educators from rural school districts in Lincoln.

“This election is critical for Nebraska’s future. It is so important that every Nebraskan is an active and engaged part of our democracy by exercising his or her right to vote,” said Hassebrook.

Later today, Hassebrook will be meeting with students at the UNL and Creighton campuses and will speak at the Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference.

Chuck Hassebrook voting today.

Chuck Hassebrook voting today.

Hassebrook: Ricketts Has His Head in the Sand


Pete Ricketts has invited New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Nebraska to campaign for him. Chuck Hassebrook has released the following statement:

“Governor Christie said earlier this week that he is tired of hearing about the minimum wage. So he’s come to Nebraska to hang out with his millionaire buddy, who thinks just like him – they’re two peas in a pod. Pete Ricketts has his head buried in the sand when it comes to the minimum wage. He took millions in executive pay and bonuses, but he would deny Nebraskans that work hard full time every day the opportunity to earn a wage that enables them to put food on the table without public assistance. Thousands of minimum wage workers in Nebraska need a leader who will fight for them, and that’s what I’ll do as Governor.”

Farmers, Ranchers and Agricultural Leaders Support Hassebrook


Chuck Hassebrook is setting the record straight on his positions on agriculture and environment.

“My opponent’s ads are flatly untrue. The truth is this: I’ve spent my whole life fighting for family farms and ranches, small businesses, and small town and rural Nebraska. I oppose and have spoken out vigorously against the EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, and my record shows that I have helped many farmers and ranchers overcome burdensome regulations.

“I support lowering ag land valuation to reduce property tax burdens, but I am being criticized by a group funded by an Indiana oil baron for saying state property tax credits should benefit family farmers and ranchers, rather than big investors like him and Ted Turner.

“I support and have always supported agriculture exports and opposed export restrictions. I have a long track record as an advocate for hardworking farmers and ranchers, small business, and growing the economy of small town and rural Nebraska.

“The only person who has something to prove here is Pete Ricketts, who knows next to nothing about agriculture. He spent his career at his billionaire father’s Wall Street firm, not on the Main Streets of our communities,” said Hassebrook.

Much of Ricketts so called “plan for agriculture” simply states his support for existing programs that Hassebrook initiated, including the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute, Nebraska Value-Added Agriculture Program and tax incentives for beginners like the Nebraska Advantage Microenterprise Tax Credit and the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit.

Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and agricultural leaders are quick to defend Hassebrook. More than 130 of them, many of whom are Republicans, are part of the “Farmers and Ranchers for Hassebrook” group that has been an integral part of Hassebrook’s campaign.

In a statement released earlier today, NEBFARMPAC, the political arm of the Nebraska Farmers Union, endorsed Hassebrook. NEBFARMPAC Secretary John Hansen said, “Chuck Hassebrook is the person who knows and understands agriculture. He has our back. Given the many challenges rural Nebraskans face in the days ahead, our state needs a champion for our state’s largest single industry, production agriculture.”

“I am proud to have the support of so many of the farmers and ranchers that are a vital part of our state’s economy, and an important part of my campaign. While we may not agree on every political issue, they know they can count on me to stand up for them and fight for the future of Nebraska’s smallest towns and rural communities, agro and renewable energy industries, and family farmers and ranchers by working to lower property taxes and expand their markets,” said Hassebrook.

Omaha Fire Fighters Endorse Hassebrook


Omaha Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 385, have endorsed Chuck Hassebrook for Governor.

“Omaha Fire Fighters chose to endorse Chuck Hassebrook because we’re confident that he will make public safety his number one priority. The men and women on the front lines of delivering emergency services need to know that Nebraska’ leader has their back. We know we can count on Chuck, and strongly believe he will make an excellent Governor,” said IAFF President Steve LeClair.

Chuck Hassebrook said, “I deeply appreciate the support of the men and women that protect our lives and property. I am honored to stand with them.”

Yesterday, Hassebrook also received the support of the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) and the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police, representing more than 750 peace officers in Omaha and hundreds more across the state.

IAFF Local 385 represents 364 fire fighters and paramedics in the City of Omaha.

Hassebrook has also received the support of former Omaha and Lincoln Mayors, fourteen state Senators, the AFL-CIO, and Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA), along with early support from Dick Holland, Susie Buffett, and Warren Buffett.

Hassebrook served on the University of Nebraska Board Of Regents for 18 years, and spent 36 years working for rural communities at the Center for Rural Affairs, a national rural advocacy and development organization based in Lyons, where he has assisted over 10,000 rural Nebraska small businesses.

Hassebrook Releases New Ads


Chuck Hassebrook has released two new television ads this week.

 

“Pinched Pennies” (View here: http://youtu.be/BBOi0r35O24)

 

Hassebrook:  “Unlike Pete Rickets, I wasn’t born into a rich family. We didn’t have a lot growing up on the farm – so we pinched pennies and worked together with neighbors to get things done. And I drew on that experience in working with Republicans and Democrats to help small business and create jobs. I fought to make college affordable so every Nebraskan has a chance to get ahead. You know, big corporations and CEO’s have politicians who’ll pass tax breaks for them. We need someone who’ll fight for middle class families – and that’s what I’ll do as Governor.”

 

 

“Crime” (View here: http://youtu.be/88L17_tJR1c)

 

Announcer: “Violent criminals are being released from prison on ‘good time’ to prey on our communities. Pete Ricketts might tell you that he’ll be tough on crime, but he’s said he wouldn’t use his authority under the law to protect Nebraskans.”

 

Hassebrook: “I’m Chuck Hassebrook. On day one, I will act to stop the early release of dangerous criminals. As Governor, the buck will stop at my desk to protect public safety. Because violent criminals belong in prison, not on our streets.”

 

 

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Meg Mandy
Communications Director

Chuck Hassebrook for Governor

www.chuckhassebrook.com

(m) 619.288.3823

@vote4chuck  l  #1Nebraska  l  #NEGov   l  #ReDefeatPete

Omaha Police Officers and Nebraska Fraternal Order Endorse Hassebrook


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Chuck Hassebrook

Chuck Hassebrook

he Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) and Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Chuck Hassebrook in his campaign for Governor.

“This was an easy choice to make. It is clear that Chuck Hassebrook’s number one priority is to keep Nebraskans safe, unlike his opponent Pete Ricketts, who just doesn’t seem to get it when it comes to Good Time,” said OPOA President Sargent John Wells.

President of the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police John Francavilla reiterated support from law enforcement, “The Good Time issue is important and needs to be addressed immediately by the next Governor. Any delay will jeopardize the public safety of the citizens of Nebraskans. That’s why we’re backing Chuck Hassebrook for Governor.”

Chuck Hassebrook said, “I’m honored to have the support of men and women who risk their lives every day to protect our safety, and I pledge to use my full authority as Governor to help them do their job. The Governor has the authority to take away every day of automatically granted good time from prisoners who demonstrate from their behavior that they are a threat to the safety of our communities. Governor Heineman hasn’t done that, and Pete Ricketts won’t. But when I’m Governor the buck will stop at my desk, and I will do take it away on Day One.”

The Omaha Police Officers Association represents more than 750 sworn peace officers in the Omaha Police Department. The Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police is composed of over 40 lodges throughout the state, and represents more than 325,000 officers nationally.

Hassebrook has also received the support of of former Omaha and Lincoln Mayors, fourteen state Senators, the AFL-CIO, and Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA), along with early support from Dick Holland, Susie Buffett, and Warren Buffett.

Hassebrook served on the University of Nebraska Board Of Regents for 18 years, and spent 36 years working for rural communities at the Center for Rural Affairs, a national rural advocacy and development organization based in Lyons, where he has assisted over 10,000 rural Nebraska small businesses.

Hassebrook Addresses Omaha World-Herald Story


Chuck Hassebrook, Democratic candidate for Governor of Nerbaska, has released the following statement regarding the Omaha World-Herald’s latest story (10/11/14)  on the Department of Corrections and Director Kenney:

“As Governor, I will crack down on problems in the Department of Corrections, and appoint a Director who will follow the law, on Day One.

 

“No one is above the law, and if I had been the one present at the meeting where Governor Heineman and Attorney General Jon Bruning learned of the Director’s illegal program, I would have taken action immediately.

 

“I would also use my authority under the law to take away every day of automatically granted good time from offenders who demonstrate from their behavior in prison that they are a threat to our communities.”

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