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Omaha World Herald

Nebraska Democrats have named their third choice to compete against the Democrat whose name will appear on the ballot in November. Omaha activist and professor Preston Love Jr. launched a write-in campaign Thursday against Omaha cupcake baker Chris Janicek.  Janicek won the Democratic primary in May but party leaders disavowed him after he sent lewd texts about a campaign staffer. Janicek pledged to stay in the race last week despite all the negative publicity.

Ashford Declines To Run As Write-In Candidate

Aug 25, 2020

Former Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford is planning to launch a write-in bid for the U.S. Senate.  Ashford says he will move forward with the campaign if current Democratic Senate nominee Chris Janicek  does not withdraw from the race.  Janicek, who has faced sexual harassment allegations, takes on incumbent Republican Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse in the November general election.  Sasse and Janicek will hold a debate Friday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m. The debate will be hosted by N-E-T Nebraska.

The Nebraska Democratic Party is calling on its U.S. Senate nominee to drop out of the race after he made sexually repugnant comments about a campaign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers. The party says its state executive committee voted unanimously on Monday to withdraw all of its resources from Chris Janicek’s campaign. Janicek, the owner of an Omaha cupcake bakery, is challenging Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who is seeking a second term.

A former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is running again for a seat in Nebraska. Chris Janicek, of Omaha, announced in a press release Tuesday that he'll file paperwork next week for another Senate run. He's seeking the seat held by U.S. Ben Sasse, a heavy favorite to win re-election in GOP-dominated Nebraska. One other Democratic candidate, Dennis Frank Macek, has already filed to run for the seat. Janicek last ran in 2018. He lost in the Democratic primary to Jane Raybould, who failed to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer.