Ricketts Holds Cash Advantage in GOP Race for Nebraska Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts still has a cash advantage in the final days of the Nebraska gubernatorial primary, but he was outraised by state Sen. Beau McCoy and Attorney General Jon Bruning in the last reporting period before the May 13 election.  Reports filed Monday show Ricketts entered the final leg of the Republican race with more than $793,000 in cash on hand, and raised nearly $172,400.  McCoy raised more than $302,500, of which $300,000 came from Falls City businessman Charles Herbster, a former GOP candidate.  Bruning received $281,207 in contributions and reported $431,700 in cash on hand.  Sen. Tom Carlson raised $15,251 and ended with $33,641 in cash on hand. Reports were not yet posted for state Auditor Mike Foley and Omaha tax accountant Bryan Slone.

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