Nebraska legislative candidate to campaign on horseback

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Posted: Aug 25, 2016 1:54 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A retired Army colonel who is running for a seat in the Nebraska Legislature plans to campaign on horseback next month.

Tom Brewer is expected to lead a 500-mile ride across western Nebraska's 43rd legislative district from Sept. 3-22. Brewer is running against incumbent state Sen. Al Davis, a rancher and former volunteer firefighter from Hyannis. Both are Republicans in an officially nonpartisan race.

Brewer and other combat veterans are scheduled to visit 16 towns in the district. Brewer was the top vote-getter in Nebraska's May legislative primary, but will face Davis again in the Nov. 8 general election.

The 43rd district encompasses a vast rural area around the Sandhills, including all of 12 counties and part of Box Butte County.