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Secretary of State John Gale's office announced Tuesday it has removed the name of Mark Elworth Jr. of Omaha from the May primary election as a Libertarian Party candidate for the U.S. Senate.

"Since filing for office, he has changed his party affiliation," the office stated in a news release.

Elworth's departure leaves the names of five Republicans, four Democrats and one Libertarian candidate on the May 15 ballot.

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Republican Sen. Deb Fischer is seeking re-election this year. 



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Don Walton, a Husker and Yankee fan, is a longtime Journal Star political and government reporter.

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