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[link]Associated Press,http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... y/1885801/[/link]





Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy resigns from office





LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned Saturday after "breaking the public trust," Gov. Dave Heineman said.





Heineman announced Sheehy's resignation in a hastily called news conference Saturday morning. Heineman said the resignation followed disclosures made in a public records request, but declined to discuss what those disclosures were.





"As public officials, we are rightly held to a higher standard," Heineman said. "I had trusted him, and that trust was broken."





The Omaha World-Herald reported that Sheehy resigned after it raised questions about improper cellphone calls to four women, none of which were his wife, during the past four years. The World-Herald said in its online additions Saturday that it discovered Sheehy made thousands of late-night calls to the women on his state-issued cellphone.





Sheehy, a Republican, had been considered the front-runner in the 2014 gubernatorial race and had been endorsed by Heineman. Sheehy has been traveling throughout the state, making speeches and holding public events.
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Does this require a special election of can a Lt Governer be appointed?
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No, Suranis, whoever is appointed would serve out the remainder of the Lt-Gov term.As for the Gov race, from the [link]World-Herald,http://www.omaha.com/article/20130202/N ... -by-sheehy[/link]:State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont is expected to formally announce his candidacy this month, and it's hard to believe Janssen will be the last.Other Republicans whose names are being bandied about include State Auditor Mike Foley, Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts, former State Sen. Phil Erdmann and Tim Clare, a Lincoln attorney and a close friend of the governor's who is a member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.Several Republicans continued to hope Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood would reconsider his decision to exit the race. Flood dropped out in December after his wife, Mandi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Some Republicans hope his wife will recover quickly, allowing Flood to jump back into the race. ...No Democrats have entered the race, but State Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha and former NU Regent Chuck Hassebrook were “looking at it hard,” said Vince Powers, chairman of the Nebraska Democratic Party.Hassebrook ran for U.S. Senate last year but dropped out after former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey attempted a comeback bid. Hassebrook is executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons.
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