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Clash in the Cornhusker State (Primary is Tuesday!!)
townhall.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:20:42 AM PDT by cotton1706

The Republican civil war, as the press refers to it, will come to a head in Nebraska in just over one week. Three candidates are in the running: Shane Osborn, Ben Sasse and Sid Dinsdale. My pick, Ben Sasse, leads the race presently, but Washington money is pouring in to stop him. Conservative momentum could come to a halt in the cornhusker state if Sasse loses.

Sasse is a college president who had previously spent time working in Washington for the Bush Administration doing health care policy. An outspoken critic of Obamacare, his opponents have painted him, with out-of-context statements, as a supporter of the law. Sasse is supported by a group of conservatives who are often fighting each other. Paul Ryan, Tom Coburn, the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, National Review, RedState and others have all joined Sasse's campaign. Sarah Palin and Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz recently endorsed him, too.

Sasse is the conservative standard bearer in the race. But that has also made him a target. In Kentucky, Sen. Mitch McConnell is fighting off businessman Matt Bevin for the Republican nomination. Bevin is supported by many of the conservative groups supporting Sasse, most notably the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group I support and contribute to. Because of the shared support, Mitch McConnell has worked to defeat Ben Sasse. Declaring he would beat tea party candidates everywhere, McConnell has used his longtime Washington connections to pour money into Nebraska against Sasse.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
If Sasse wins on Tuesday, out the window goes the "Tea Party is waning" meme!

So McConnell and his evil minions are going all out!

1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:20:42 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Erik Erickson is a fxxxing dxxx.

Bevins has no shot.

Sasse is currently leading, but even if he wins, he will likely end up like the other teaparty senator from Nebraska, Deb Fisher.

Fisher is one of a hundred, much as Sasse will be.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:40:20 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: cotton1706

“The Republican Establishment and conservatives will continue fighting across the map. Conservatives look to be on the losing side, given the massive amounts of money being spent by the establishment and its allies.”

Oh please.

If we wanted Sasse to lose that badly, Senator Johanns would have simply unretired and he would have stomped everyone else into the ground.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:45:39 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Erik Erickson is a fxxxing dxxx.

Bevins has no shot.

Sasse is currently leading, but even if he wins, he will likely end up like the other teaparty senator from Nebraska, Deb Fisher.

Fisher is one of a hundred, much as Sasse will be.


Osborne backer?


4 posted on 05/09/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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