NE Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Resigns Over Thousands of Late-Night Calls to Women on State Issued Cell Phone

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NE Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Resigns Over Thousands of Late-Night Calls to Women on State Issued Cell Phone (Photo credit: Travelin’ Librarian)

SMH: Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned Saturday after the Omaha World-Herald reported that he used his state-issued cell phone to place thousands of late night calls to women. ¬†The newspaper reported it had uncovered about 2,000 calls to four women, characterized as “long conversations held in the wee hours of the night.” It should be noted that Rick Sheehy is married.

The governor tapped Sheehy, a former mayor of Hastings, in 2005 to serve as his right-hand man in the State Capitol, in the hopes that eventually he’d mount his own bid for governor.

Until now, Sheehy, 53, has been considered the leading candidate to succeed Heineman in 2015.

The governor, asked about Sheehy’s candidacy, said: “I doubt he will continue his campaign for governor, and no, I would not support him under the circumstances.”

“This has happened very, very rapidly,” Heineman said. “On Monday, I will begin to think about who is an appropriate lieutenant governor for the future.” Source

 NE Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy Resigns Over Thousands of Late Night Calls to Women on State Issued Cell Phone