PRESS RELEASE from Nebraska Secretary of State

News Release
Feb. 14, 2008
Contact: Neal Erickson
(402) 471-4127,

Candidates for presidential primary election set

LINCOLN – Secretary of State John Gale has set the slate of presidential candidates that will appear on the ballot for the May 13 Nebraska primary election.

The candidates (in alphabetical order) are:

--Republican Party: Mike Huckabee, John McCain and Ron Paul.

--Democratic Party: Hillary Clinton, Mike Gravel and Barack Obama.

--Green Party: Jesse Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Kent Mesplay and Kat Swift.

--Nebraska Party: Don J. Grundmann, Bryan Malatesta and Diane Beall Templin.

Under Nebraska’s “all-star” primary process, the secretary of state determines the presidential candidates appearing on the ballot.

Gale noted that the primary election results will not determine delegation selection for either the Republican or Democratic national conventions that will select
presidential nominees.