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NE gubernatorial candidate touts business experience

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Pete Ricketts, one of several republicans now running to replace Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, is taking his message to the voters.

The Omaha businessman says his business background gives him a unique perspective on the job compared to the other candidates in the race for Governor.

"Well, I think the thing about the Governor's position is that it's not a legislative position, it's a chief executive position, and I was the Chief Executive Officer for Ameritrade, and so I've got the experience of managing a large organization, setting budgets, determining spending priorities, and investing for the future, and that's what the Governor needs to do," said Ricketts.

Rickets says he also has skills to recruit job seekers to the Cornhusker State.

Ricketts will face off in the May primary with State Senators Charlie Janssen, Beau McCoy, and Tom Carlson, and State Auditor Mike Foley.

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