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UPDATE: Heineman can't appoint a state senator to fill the Lt. Gov. post

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© "He made some personal decisions he shouldn't have.  He resigned and we're now moving forward," said Gov. Heineman. © "He made some personal decisions he shouldn't have. He resigned and we're now moving forward," said Gov. Heineman.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) -

Nebraska's Governor needs a new second in command, and says it could take weeks to find one.

Governor Dave Heineman's press conference Monday again focused on his former Lt. Governor, Rick Sheehy. Sheehy resigned Saturday after public records showed he used his state issued phone to make about 2000 late-night calls to four women, other than his wife. A poor choice in the eye's of his superior.

"He made some personal decisions he shouldn't have.  He resigned and we're now moving forward," said Gov. Heineman.

Moving forward by finding a replacement. The governor has the power to pick a new lieutenant governor without any other approval. He can't choose a sitting state senator while the legislature is in session, and says he won't pick anyone wanting to run for governor in 2014.

That's a spot Republican Sheehy was a front runner for. Nebraskans we talked to say it doesn't look likely, now.

"He was using the phone for wrong things. As far as I'm concerned he shouldn't be using it for that," said Roger Bentz.

"He made a few terrible mistakes, which cost him the governorship. I doubt very much that he'll be running," said Bill Engel.

Sheehy has yet to publicly say whether he'll suspend his run for governor. Governor Heineman previously endorsed Sheehy as a candidate. He's now withdrawn that support.

The governor hopes to have a list of up to 15 names for Lieutenant Governor in the coming weeks.

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