Through in-depth, one-on-one interviews, NET Television Senior Producer Mike Tobias takes you beyond the nightly news sound bites to introduce each candidate and explain how their individual backgrounds shape their political opinions and actions. Former Nebraska Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns is no stranger to the campaign trail. A lawyer by training, he's been in politics almost non-stop since 1983, when he was first elected to the Lancaster County Board. Democrat Scott Kleeb was a political newcomer when he ran for Congress in Nebraska's Third District in 2006. Although he lost the election, he finished closer than expected in the heavily Republican region. Before this campaign, Kleeb taught history at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. Steve Larrick has been a candidate for several offices. His campaigns aren't large-scale, and true to his Green Party affiliation, the environment is front and center.