OWH backs Democrat Blood: Pillen ‘rebuffed us’
For the first time in years, the state’s largest newspaper is endorsing a Democrat for governor.
The Omaha World-Herald backing State Sen. Carol Blood over Republican Jim Pillen, in large part because Pillen refused to meet with the paper’s editorial board.
According to its latest endorsement, “Blood met with us. But Pillen rebuffed us, something that major candidates have rarely done.”
The paper goes on to note that Pillen’s “no-show not surprising, given that Pillen also refused to debate with Blood or, before the May Primary, with his fellow Republican candidates.”
Most recently, in late September NCN requested an on-camera interview with the NU Regent to discuss taxes, abortion, roads and broadband but were told he had a “dynamic schedule…but we will let you know if anything opens up.”
NCN has never heard back.