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Nebraska lawmaker to quit GOP and challenge Ricketts in 2018

(AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist says he plans to leave the Republican Party and run against GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts next year as a third-party candidate. Nebraska law requires independent candidates running for governor to gather signatures from 10 percent of all registered voters. The state's legislature is officially nonpartisan, but some lawmakers — including Krist — have complained that it is becoming overtly partisan.
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