Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy resigns

Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, a prime candidate in the race to succeed current Governor Dave Heineman, resigned suddenly on Saturday due to a scandal involving the use of his state-issued cell phone. Reuters: The Omaha World-Herald investigation found that the 53-year-old Republican made about 2,000 late-night calls to four women, other than his wife, on his state-issued cell phone over four years. The newspaper plans to publish results of the investigation on Sunday. Colleen Sheehy, his wife of 28 years, filed for divorce in July 2012, according to the newspaper. Governor Dave Heineman announced the resignation of Sheehy, a rising star in state politics, at a news conference. The governor said he was "deeply disappointed" and that Sheehy had done good work, but "trust was broken." "Public officials are rightly held to a higher standard," Heineman said at the news conference, provided on the Omaha World-Herald website. Heineman will leave office in 2015 and...(Read Full Post)