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Independent Senate candidate Jim Jenkins says he has all the signatures needed for Nov. election

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An independent candidate running for U.S. Senate says he has all the signatures he needs to make it onto Nebraska's November ballot.

Custer County cattle rancher Jim Jenkins stopped by the KOTA Territory News studios Wednesday morning.

Jenkins says as an independent, he needs 4,000 signatures to add his name to the November ballot.

He says he has reached that number, but plans to turn in about 5,500 to 6,000 signatures to ensure his spot.

Jenkins says being an independent allows him to put party differences aside, and work for what’s best for the county as a whole.

"I believe that someone who’s focused on working with both Republicans and Democrats for the good of the country instead of putting party interests first, putting the country’s interests first can make a difference in Washington. And that’s why I’ve said I will not caucus with either party, but will work with Republicans and Democrats for the good our country and the good of our state."

Jenkins is vying for the senate seat that will be vacated by Mike Johanns this January due to term limits.

Independent Todd Watson has also gathered 4,000 signatures to place his name on the November ballot.

Jenkins will face Watson, Republican candidate Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina in the November election.  
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