BEATRICE – A Nebraska Political Action Committee is coming to the defense of a Gage County Board member who is running for reelection.

An official with Nebraska First PAC said voters have been receiving a mailer from an organization calling themselves Nebraska Trump PAC.  Some voters who got the mailer apparently have contacted Nebraska First PAC thinking it may be affiliated with those producing the mailer.

Nebraska First PAC says there is no connection with any group sending mailers in Gage County.  Nebraska First PAC Founder, Charles Herbster, a previously unsuccessful candidate for Governor…supports Emily Haxby’s campaign for re-election to her second district board seat. 

Herbster said in a written statement, “Haxby is a true America First and Nebraska First candidate.  For as long as I have known her, she is supportive of President Donald Trump”.   Herbster said anyone trying to mislead voters through the mailer is doing a disservice to those voters.

There apparently is no Nebraska Trump PAC registered with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission….and no legal disclaimer of a proper address on the mailers.  Nebraska First PAC describes the mailer as an attempt to smear Haxby in the final days before next Tuesday’s Nebraska Primary.

Haxby is facing a challenge from Jim Ensz in the Republican primary for the second district county board position.  Both are farmers. The Gage County Republican Party has endorsed Haxby in the race....citing her support of former President Donald Trump and opposition to Biden Administration policies.  It also cites her efforts toward essential infrastructure. There is no Democrat filed in the second district county board race.

Two other board positions are contested in next week’s primary.  Ashley Mason and Rick Clabaugh face off for the Republican nomination in the fourth district.  Incumbent Democrat Don Schuller is being challenged by Democrat candidates John Hill and Sue Davis in the sixth district race.