OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney and former Douglas County prosecutor Brian Buescher has joining the race for Nebraska attorney general.
Buescher, who was also once the Douglas County Republican Party chairman, announced his candidacy Thursday.
The 39-year-old Buescher will compete against Lincoln attorneys Mike Hilgers and Doug Peterson and Omaha state Sen. Pete Pirsch in the Republican primary. Fremont attorney Janet Stewart is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.
The candidates are looking to replace Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, who is running for governor. Buescher says he will focus, among other things, on keeping violent criminals behind bars and advocate for changes to Nebraska's "good time" law to prevent the most violent criminals from being granted early release.