Pirsch Announces Endorsements in Bid for State Auditor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Republican Pete Pirsch has won the endorsements of Nebraska's two U.S. senators and 19 state legislators in his campaign for state auditor.  The Omaha state senator announced the support from U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Mike Johanns on Wednesday. Pirsch, an attorney and former prosecutor, is vying to replace Republican State Auditor Mike Foley, who is running for governor.  Pirsch also has secured backing from 19 Republican state lawmakers in the officially non-partisan Unicameral including Sens. Dave Bloomfield of Hoskins, Lydia Brasch of Bancroft and Jim Scheer of Norfolk.  State Sen. Amanda McGill of Lincoln is running unopposed for auditor in the Democratic primary.