The May primary election for Nebraska’s next governor is still seven months down the road but the campaigning has already started. The first candidate to test the waters in West Point, Republican Jim Pillen, drew a warm reception Tuesday morning at the Bohemian Duck restaurant.

An agri-businessman and former Nebraska Cornhusker football player, Pillen met with about three dozen potential voters, using the time to introduce himself and explain his positions on some of the issues facing Nebraskans.

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