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RICKETTS CONTINUES PUSH TO RE-INSTATE NEBRASKA DEATH PENALTY

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has given another $100,000 to a ballot campaign seeking to reinstate the death penalty after lawmakers abolished the punishment over his veto last year.

The contribution brings the governor’s total donation to $300,000 since Nebraskans for the Death Penalty launched its statewide ballot drive.

The group had raised more than $1.2 million as of last week.

Despite the contribution, death penalty opponents outraised supporters with nearly $2.7 million in contributions.

The death penalty opposition group Retain a Just Nebraska reported donations from more than 2,600 people.