For the Nebraska Republican Party, the local political races and the local volunteers are just as important as the national races and the major endorsements.
"Thank you for being boosters. It's a tremendous honor for your chairman to have so many subscribers of the booster club," said Nebraska GOP chairman J.L. Spray Friday evening.
The state Republican Party is hosting its 2014 convention in Hastings this weekend, starting with two receptions Friday night following by the business meetings and speeches today.
Dozens of delegates, candidates, elected officials and supporters from across the state gathered at The Lark, 809 W. Second St., Friday for a booster club reception.