Skip to comments.Tea Party test in Nebraska as conservative groups push Sasse for Senate (primary tomorrow!)
Posted on 05/12/2014 9:10:49 AM PDT by cotton1706
Tea Party Republicans looking to get their groove back are eyeing Tuesday's Senate primary race in Nebraska, where leading conservative groups and figures are closing ranks behind Republican candidate Ben Sasse.
The election is closely watched, as the Tea Party movement and its allies have struggled to execute the kind of electoral coups that ousted GOP incumbents tagged as too moderate in 2010 and 2012. Last week in North Carolina, the Tea Party-aligned candidate lost to state House Speaker Thom Tillis in the Senate GOP primary there.
But Sasse, president of Midland University, appears to have a lead in the polls as he enters Tuesday's contest for the open seat left by retiring Republican Sen. Mike Johanns. He's facing off against former state treasurer Shane Osborn, as well as Sid Dinsdale, an Omaha businessman who recently loaned his campaign $1 million and may be picking up steam in the race.
Sasse is campaigning as an anti-regulation, anti-ObamaCare, pro-gun rights "outsider."
"I think we need to elect more people who want to make Washington less important," he recently told the Fremont Tribune.
Sasse enjoys support from the Club for Growth, Tea Party Patriots and other major conservative organizations, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, and Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, who have recently joined him on the campaign trail.
But Osborn has fought back against Sasse's more-conservative-than-thou message, running a new ad accusing his rival of supporting the 2010 federal health care law.
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I look forward to great news on this one!
Anyone here believe that Shane Osborn and Sid Dinsdale will be actively campaigning for Ben Sasse in the November general election (not that their support would be needed).
Round 2 in a 12 round title match. I pray for Nebraska tomorrow.
Hope Sasse wins. But if we can’t win on this platform with this good of a candidate with these endorsements in a red state, we’re in trouble
Sasse ....... 38% Dinsdale .... 24% Osborn ...... 20% McLeay ....... 6% Johnson ...... 2% Some other.... 3% Undecided .... 7%