A challenger for the governorship is questioning the legality of State Senator Bob Krist’s change in party affiliation, thus his candidacy for governor. Tyler Davis, also running as a Democrat for the governorship, tells KLIN’s Coby Mach on Drive Time Lincoln he is filing an objection with Nebraska’s Secretary of State, claiming Senator Krist missed the December 1st deadline to change his political affiliation from Independent to Democrat.
” If he wanted to run as a democrat,” Davis says, ” he should have came over to the other side before February 15,” the day Krist officially changed his affiliation.
Senator Krist argues because he was an independent at the time of his switch, there was wiggle room to change his affiliation past the official deadline. Davis says he is ready to take the issue to the Supreme Court court if need be.
Davis is also calling Jane Kleb’s leadership of the Nebraska Democratic Party into question. He claims Kleb is favoring Krist over other gubernatorial candidates.
” Jane has made it clear she didn’t want us running from the beginning.”
Listen to the whole interview below: