In this May 17, 2017 photo, Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha speaks during debate at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. Sen. Krist formally kicked off his independent campaign for governor on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. Krist is leaving the Republican Party and launching an independent bid for governor. He says he's becoming an independent to try to restore a nonpartisan attitude in state government and promote more debate on issues.
In this May 17, 2017 photo, Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha speaks during debate at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. Sen. Krist formally kicked off his independent campaign for governor on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. Krist is leaving the Republican Party and launching an independent bid for governor. He says he's becoming an independent to try to restore a nonpartisan attitude in state government and promote more debate on issues. Nati Harnik AP Photo
In this May 17, 2017 photo, Nebraska state Sen. Bob Krist of Omaha speaks during debate at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. Sen. Krist formally kicked off his independent campaign for governor on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. Krist is leaving the Republican Party and launching an independent bid for governor. He says he's becoming an independent to try to restore a nonpartisan attitude in state government and promote more debate on issues. Nati Harnik AP Photo

Nebraska Sen. Krist launches bid for governor, leaves GOP

September 13, 2017 5:28 PM