OMAHA, NE – On Monday, June 16th, the Executive Committee of the Douglas County Democratic Party denounced Chris Janicek’s bid for the United States Senate and condemned his recent actions involving sexual harassment of a campaign staffer.
“There is no room for the type of behavior displayed by Chris Janicek in the Democratic Party,” Chair CJ King, Chair of the Douglas County Democratic Party, said. “The Douglas County Democratic Party will no longer support Mr. Janicek and call on him to withdraw his bid for the United States Senate.”
On June 4, Janicek sent a lewd text to a female staffer that was laced with sexually inappropriate comments. Upon reviewing the allegations, the Nebraska Democratic Party has since called on him to resign his Senate bid and remove his name from the November ballot. As of Monday, Janicek informed Party Leaders that he would not withdraw. “We stand with our partners at the Nebraska Democratic Party and agree that it is time for Chris Janicek to step aside and allow a viable candidate to be our nominee in November,” King said.
Alisha Shelton, who came in third on the May 12th Primary with 31,516 votes, has announced that she will seek to mount a write-in campaign for the November General Election. She has the support of Angie Philips, who came in second in the May 12th Primary.