Accusations by women, including a Republican state senator who said Charles Herbstar had groped for women, shook the Nebraska governor’s election. (Photo: Kenneth Ferriera / Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
Charles Herbstar accused of sexually assaulting eight women lost Nebraska University Regent Jim Pillen in the Republican primary of the Governor of Nebraska on Tuesday.
The race is mainly with herbal stars Multi-Millionaire Agribusiness ExecutiveSenator Brett Lindstrom and Pyrene.
In 2021, Pyrene introduced a resolution banning the teaching of critical racial theory from the university system.However, the board of directors Voted..
However, much of the attention in the race was focused on the herb star, both a relationship and a controversy with Donald Trump.
Herbstar is a longtime donor, ally of the former president, and when Trump was backed up. Approved him at the end of last year.. Trump went to the state to campaign for him by May 1st and held a telerally within a week of the election.
Trump-the person he himself is facing Accusations of rape, assault and harassment More Women-Called Herbal StarsA good man“He is innocent of these sneaky charges.”
“I need to protect my friends. I need to protect good people,” he told the crowd. “These are malicious accusations that upset him for enough time for the election to pass before proper defense is given.”
Trump’s support for Herbstar did not please many Republicans in the state.Governor Pete Ricketts (R), who retires last year, becomes former president Stay neutral.. Ricketts later favored pyrene, and the herb star said, “Terrible governor.. “
Eight women, including the state senator of their party, have accused them of groping for herbal stars. Senator Julie Slama told a Nebraska examiner that she was attending a Republican funding dinner when she walked by Herb Star in 2019. According to the examiner, “He reached out to her skirt without her consent and touched her improperly.”
Another woman who attended the same supper and worked as a legislative aide in Nebraska said Herbstar also attacked her at the same supper.
“For years, I’ve had a hard time working with Charles W. Herbstar,” said Eliza Bestssen. “At a political event in 2019, Herb star groped me sexually While greeting my table. “
Herbstar takes a page from Trump’s playbook, denies the claim, Attack a woman Who accused? He sued Srama for defamation and called her allegation ” Defeat my candidacy.. “
However, the accusations were sacrificed to them, and the herb star lost momentum. All 13 women in the Nebraska Senate, including both Democrats and Republicans, said Herbstar’s alleged actions were “Completely unacceptable“And he is” not suitable for serving. “
Trump scored 19 percent points for Nebraska in the 2020 elections, and there were no Democratic governors for decades. Pyrene will meet with Democratic Senator Carol Brad in November.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.