Fremont's Charlie Janssen Wins GOP Nod For Auditor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont has won the Republican primary race for Nebraska state auditor.

Janssen defeated Larry Anderson of Lincoln on Tuesday in the GOP race to replace Mike Foley, who opted to run for governor instead of seeking re-election.

Janssen, of Fremont, campaigned on his experience as the president and CEO of a medical staffing company. Janssen was elected to the Legislature in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

Anderson pointed to the two years he has spent as an auditor in Foley's office and his service since 2007 in the Nebraska National Guard.

Janssen will face state Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln in the November general election. McGill ran unopposed in the statewide Democratic primary.

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