Nebraska Auditor Mike Foley, a possible governor candidate, to announce plans for 2014

Nebraska State Auditor Mike Foley, a possible candidate for governor, is set to announce his plans for the 2014 election.

The Republican state auditor has scheduled a 1 p.m. announcement at the Capitol on Thursday. He will be introduced by U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.

Foley, a former state lawmaker, was elected auditor in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010 with 80 percent of the statewide vote. The 59-year-old has previously said he plans to run for statewide office, including a possible bid for governor.

Foley would become the fourth GOP candidate to enter a fast-growing gubernatorial primary. Republican state Sens. Charlie Janssen, Tom Carlson and Beau McCoy have already declared, and Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts is expected to announce soon.

Democrats Annette Dubas and Chuck Hassebrook are also running.