Charles Herbster

Charles Herbster is an American agribusiness executive, cattle producer, political donor, and politician.

He was an agriculture advisor and chairman of Donald Trump's agriculture and rural advisory committee during the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign. Herbster was a Republican candidate in the 2014 Nebraska gubernatorial election and is running again in 2022. Herbster is a Republican candidate for Nebraska governor in 2022, to replace Governor Pete Ricketts, who is term-limited.

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Herbster graduated from Falls City High School. He attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for two years, but dropped out and returned home after the death of his mother.

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Herbster is a cattle producer and owns Herbster Angus Farms in Falls City. He also owns Conklin Co., a Kansas City, Missouri-based manufacturing company, which is structured as a multi-level marketing (MLM) business. In 2015, Herbster bought North American Breeders in Berryville, Virginia.

Political involvement

Herbster donated $500 to the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2004 and $2,300 to a Republican candidate in the 2008 United States House of Representatives elections in Indiana.

In 2012, Herbster donated $91,600 to a PAC supporting the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign, $10,000 towards the Nebraska Republican Party, and $2,500 for Deb Fischer's campaign.

From 2013 to 2015, Herbster contributed nearly $100,000 towards the Republican National Committee and $10,000 to Robert Aderholt. In 2014, Herbster created the Republican-leaning Ag American super-PAC and contributed $100,000 between 2014 and 2015.

Herbster met Donald Trump in 2013 at Mar-a-Lago.

For six weeks, Herbster was a candidate in 2014 Nebraska gubernatorial election. He withdrew from the race after concerns were raised about his Nebraska residency.

He later invested $2.7 million into then-Nebraska state senator Beau McCoy's campaign. Herbster also hinted to the Omaha World-Herald that he funded dark money ads promoting McCoy and attacking other candidates. McCoy placed third in the Republican primary.

In 2017, the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska and 13 other trade groups requested that U.S. president Donald Trump select Herbster as the United States deputy secretary of agriculture.

In 2019, Herbster served as the chairman of Trump's agriculture and rural advisory committee. He served as an agricultural adviser in the Donald Trump 2020 presidential campaign.

On January 5, 2021, Herbster participated in a meeting at Trump International Hotel with Donald Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, Tommy Tuberville, Michael Flynn, Peter Navarro, Corey Lewandowski, David Bossie, Rudy Giuliani, and Adam Piper. Txtwire CEO Daniel Beck stated he also attended the meeting, along with Mike Lindell. The group discussed how to pressure more members of Congress to object to the Electoral College results that made Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election. Herbster also attended Trump's speech on January 6, 2021, and left the area before the United States Capitol attack.

2022 gubernatorial election

In November 2020, Herbster established a campaign committee in preparation for a second gubernatorial race. He selected Omaha City Councilwoman, Aimee Melton as his campaign treasurer.

On April 26, 2021, Herbster declared his candidacy in the 2022 Nebraska gubernatorial election. Until September 2021, Corey Lewandowski served as a senior advisor before he was let go amid sexual harassment allegations.

In October 2021, Herbster was endorsed by Donald Trump. Incumbent governor Pete Ricketts denounced the endorsement. In 2021, Herbster called Ben Sasse a "Looney Tune Senator." Herbster is opposed to the estate tax in the United States. His opposition to critical race theory is a central part of his gubernatorial campaign.

KMTV reported in June 2021 that Herbster had almost 600 late property tax payments on his various properties in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska. and Virginia. Herbster responded the funds were used for payroll; however, he gave personal donations totaling millions to political campaigns during this same time period.

Donald Trump endorsed Herbster in late 2021. Herbster has shifted between supporting the idea that Trump won the 2020 election and stating Joe Biden is the "duly elected" President.

In April 2022, the Nebraska Examiner published a story stating that Nebraska state senator Julie Slama and seven other women accused Herbster of groping or forcibly kissing them. The allegations were supported by witnesses. He refutes the allegations

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Charles Herbster
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