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Flood Withdraws from Race for Governor to Focus on Family

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LINCOLN (KPTM)- About a month after entering the race for Nebraska Governor, State Senator Mike Flood has withdrawn his name.

Flood said Thursday that he will stay in Norfolk to take care of his wife Mandi.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer this week.

"It has been a true joy to have traveled the State of Nebraska the last six months, and to serve as Speaker of the Unicameral the last six years," said Flood. "This is a great state, with a bright future. Nebraskans set an example for the rest of the country, we are hard-working, we don't spend more than we earn, we are good neighbors, and we take care of our families," said Flood. "Now it's time for me to take care of my family. This week my wife Mandi was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am going home to Norfolk to take care of her and our boys Brenden and Blake.

"I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I have had here in the legislature to move our state forward, and for the opportunity to get to know so many Nebraskans in communities across the state. I am hopeful for the future of our state but I am committed first and foremost to my wife and sons."

Nebraska will elect a new governor in 2014.

The only other person to officially announce his candidacy his Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy.

Governor Heineman can't seek reelection due to term limits.




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