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Nebraska Democrats get financial boost from national party

Nebraska Democrats get financial boost from national party

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Nebraska's Democratic Party is going to get a little extra help from the national Democratic Party.

The state party will share in a new $2 million grant awarded to states in which there is no Democratic senator or governor and less than 25% of the members of the congressional delegation are Democrats.

Nebraska has no Democratic members of Congress and does not have a Democratic governor.

National Democratic leaders "truly heard red states as we made the case for more investments into the infrastructure of state parties," Jane Kleeb, chair of the state party, said Thursday.

"Our goal is to end the GOP dominance in our state in order for Democrats to continue addressing critical issues like climate change, racial equity and protecting our public schools and family farmers," she said.

The four-year agreement between the Democratic National Committee and state parties represents "a fundamental belief that our Democratic Party should be campaigning everywhere," said Kleeb, who helped negotiate the agreement.

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