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GOP Nebraska governor candidate announces conservative radio host as running mate

Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Theresa Thibodeau (R) announced on Thursday that her running mate will be conservative radio host Trent Loos.

At a press conference alongside Loos, Thibodeau described him as “someone who served on President Trump’s [agricultural advisory] committee, and an individual who traveled this country for 14 months, going out and talking about our freedoms, and how they are being chipped away, and how Americans can stand up so that we can cherish our everyday freedoms,” according to footage shared by an NTV News reporter.

Loos said in a video shared on his Facebook page earlier on Friday that he had endorsed the Republican candidate in January.

“We have to continue to do the legwork. Get to the people and make sure that they get to meet Theresa Thibodeau, and they know what she stands for,” he said. “They know that she is a stellar for the respect of life – the right to life and will take a stand to keep tyranny at bay. That’s our next job is to make sure the people meet her and know her.”

Thibodeau, a former state senator, joined the Republican primary for the Nebraska governor’s race last year, according to The Lincoln Journal Star

Advertising herself as a “pro-life conservative Republican,” her campaign touts her credentials as a day care business owner, her work on the Omaha Personnel Board and her appointment by Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) to serve in the Nebraska state legislature.

Loos, who is a sixth-generation farmer, has backed false claims about the 2020 presidential election, saying in a tweet after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot “even a blind man saw the election fraud that will be exposed this week,” the Omaha World-Herald reported.

The conservative radio show host also claimed that carbon emissions plans were geared toward reducing the Earth’s population and that the environmental movement had ties to Nazism in columns for the High Plains Journal, according to the World-Herald.

Tags Donald Trump Nebraska Nebraska gubernatorial race Theresa Thibodeau Trent Loos Trump

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