Saturday, February 2, 2013

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Sheehy scandal: Journal Star outs two of his paramours

Also: Gov. Heineman's scheme to raise taxes on 80% of Nebraskans.
     Rick Sheehy, handpicked succes­sor to NE GOP GOV. Heineman, resigns after 2,000 late night calls to four women found on state-issued cell phone

One is Dr. Theresa Hatcher of Bellevue, who has repeatedly served as the Unicameral's "Doctor of the Day." She began a relationship with Rick Sheehy in 2008 and told the Journal Star:
"After meeting the lieutenant governor at political events, I eventually grew to have a personal relationship with him. I regret now that many of my understandings and impressions of his marital status were later found to be inaccurate."
     Another woman was Michele Ehresman, a former director of the Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce.
     The Omaha World-Herald filed a request for email correspondence between Sheehy and Ehresman. Phone records show Sheehy made or received 73 calls to and from a Holdrege area cell phone, some late in the evening, on 10 days in January 2012.
     The Journal Star said its attempts to reach Ehresman on Saturday were unsuccessful.

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