Skip to comments.Phyllis Schlafly endorses Osborn in Nebraska
Posted on 03/12/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Republican Shane Osborn nabbed the endorsement of social conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly in his bid for Senate in Nebraska.
Schlafly, head of the anti-feminist, anti-abortion group the Eagle Forum, said in a statement obtained exclusively by The Hill that shes endorsing Osborn because the nation needs leaders with strong moral convictions.
"I am pleased to announce my support for Shane Osborn in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race. Our nation is at a crossroads, and we urgently need leaders with strong moral convictions to lead our nation back into prosperity and constitutional government, Schlafly said. Shane Osborn is just what the doctor ordered to take on the federal overreach, repeal Obamacare, and protect the unborn. He has sacrificed much for our freedoms through his service to our country. He proved himself a true fiscal conservative during his tenure as state treasurer. We need Shane Osborn in the United States Senate," she added.
Osborn said he was honored to receive Schlaflys endorsement.
"She has dedicated her life to defending the conservative ideals important to Nebraskans, such as protecting the lives of unborn children and fighting for traditional family values. I am inspired by her life-long commitment to the creating a better, stronger nation, and I look forward to emulating her courage as the next U.S. Senator from Nebraska," he said.
Osborn, a Navy veteran and former state treasurer, has also received the endorsement of the Concerned Women PAC, a similarly anti-abortion group, in his bid to replace retiring Sen. Mike Johanns (R).
Many of the nations most prominent social and fiscal conservative groups are split on the Nebraska Senate Republican primary between Osborn and Midland University President Ben Sasse, the two front-runners.
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A poll shows that Ben Sasse has pulled even with Shane Osborne. I don’t know what to think about this primary. Any Freepers with inside knowledge, especially Nebraska Freepers, would be appreciated.
Not knowing specific details (yet), I think that Sasse is more likely to win. Need to do more research, myself.
This seems to be a political race where either of the two GOP frontrunners would be a decent choice, for conservatives and for conservatism.
Some rumbles about Osborn being “establishment.” He swooped in in 2006 and won the State Treasurer’s office, served a single 4-year term and retired*. Hard to call that “establishment.” Unless someone can claim otherwise, I’m sure he and Sasse are both fine.
*As an aside, as he was finishing his term, he had a difficult divorce and was granted sole custody of his three young children. He remarried in 2012.
“anti-feminist, anti-abortion group the Eagle Forum”
I’m pretty certain the Eagle forum does not identify themselves as an anti-feminist, anti-abortion group. Does The Hill refer to Planned Parenthood as an anti-life group? Do they identify NOW as an anti-family organization?
I have no knowledge and I’m nowhere near Nebraska, but what’s with Ben Sasse having “headed the transition team for Mitt Romney in 2012”?
Any relation to the football coach/former Congressman?
Are both REAL Republicans and not RINOs?
Mitch McConnell can’t stand Ben Sasse, because Sasse thinks he is pretty much a moron. Needless to say, I am for Sasse (not to mention, we graduated from the same high school a few years apart, so I may be a touch biased—however, he’s a very bright guy and would do well in the Senate)
Poll from “Polling Co”
Osborn 35%, Sasse 24%
I don’t know. Osborne is a common name in the Midwest, so they might not be.