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Ben Sasse 44% leading early in Nebraska Senate Race, Sid Dinsdale 2nd 26% [update Sasse wins!]
Nebraska Secretary of State ^ | May 13, 2014 | Steelers 6

Posted on 05/13/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT by Steelers6

Ben Sasse 27,204 Sid Dinsdale 16.218 Shane Osborn 14,424


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: elections; nebraska; primary; sasse; senate; senateraces; teaparty; teapartyrebellion

1 posted on 05/13/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Steelers6

Sasse projected winner. A victory over the crummy establishment, but not an unexpected one.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 7:10:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: neverdem; Steelers6

Yes, you know the people intimately.

The rest of us don’t.
Who is the GROPE - Grand Repubbie Ole Party Elite candidate, and who is the Tea Party conservative?


3 posted on 05/13/2014 7:12:08 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Sasse is Tea Party, Osborn is McConnell’s guy, Dinsdale is the third guy, phony republican who gives money to democrats.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 7:16:08 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Steelers6

What are the rules for the primary? Winner is the winner or is there some 50% threshold with a runoff?


5 posted on 05/13/2014 7:18:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Steelers6

13% reporting 90,000 votes so far.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 7:20:56 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Fledermaus

There is also a governor primary with several on the GOP side. I haven’t heard or paid any attention to that in NE.

I need to do some homework.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 7:21:26 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Steelers6

This is just the beginning, folks.

The race next Tuesday against Mitch McConnell is vital.

Support Matt Bevin if ya can:

https://mattbevin.com/


8 posted on 05/13/2014 7:21:32 PM PDT by Falcon28
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To: Steelers6

84,000 voted in Rep primary 30,000 Dem Sasse has expanded his lead to 46% 39,000 votes


9 posted on 05/13/2014 7:23:51 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Fledermaus

Pete Ricketts is endorsed by Palin, Cruz and Steve King.

Bruning is endorsed by Governor Heineman, Joe Arpaio and some others.

Bruning hit Ricketts on comments on amnesty in 2006 on Rickett’s Senate campaign.

The Everify and tuition will come down the the legislature. I seriously doubt either Bruning or Ricketts would support tuition or block everify if something like that got on their desk.

I think Tuition actually got passed with a veto-override against Heineman years back.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 7:26:07 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Steelers6

This is a really, really good win. Sasse is going to be a nice asset in the Senate for the liberty caucus. He is a really, really solid, smart and articulate guy.

Additionally, this is THE race where the lines were drawn by the McConnell branch of the party. This is where he blackballed the consulting and media groups involved for any party money, and doubled and tripled down on Osbourne...who is a typical establishment pick...folded like a cheap suit in this race with a third place finish. McConnell dressed down Sasse in a well-known meeting and once and for all showed his true colors.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 7:29:17 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Fledermaus

WE WIN !! WE WIN!! WE WIN!!


12 posted on 05/13/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Steelers6

BEN SASSE WINS NEBRASKA GOP SENATE PRIMARY

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/13/Sasse-Wins

Excerpt:

LINCOLN, Nebraska—Midland University President Ben Sasse won convincingly against former State Treasurer Shane Osborn and businessman Sid Dinsdale in the Republican Senate primary here, likely sending a vaunted young conservative voice to the Senate in 2015.

Sasse, who received the backing of top national conservatives like Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, as well as powerful groups like the Club For Growth, focused his campaign message on repealing Obamacare and restoring the constitutional vision of the Founding Fathers.

The Associated Press called the race for Sasse. With 13 percent of precincts reporting, he was up 43 percent to Dinsdale’s 26 percent.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 7:38:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Steelers6

Good


14 posted on 05/13/2014 7:51:15 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

we encourage everyone to learn the players ...

Loudermilk of GA has been added to the National Priority List for House Primaries. see comment #8 here ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3154185/posts


15 posted on 05/13/2014 8:14:37 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: cotton1706

“Dinsdale is the third guy, phony republican who gives money to democrats.”

Was this guy a RAT plant?


16 posted on 05/13/2014 8:17:03 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Jim Robinson

The sleeping giant silent majority has awakened???


17 posted on 05/13/2014 8:17:08 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Jim Robinson

Great.
My vote for Sasse helped.
Hope Ricketts pulls through. ..


18 posted on 05/13/2014 8:32:23 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: Steelers6

Will the GOPe fund him and support him or do to him what they did to Ken Cuccinelli????????


19 posted on 05/13/2014 8:32:54 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

http://cookpolitical.com/senate/charts/race-ratings
NEB is rated SOLID GOP SENATE


20 posted on 05/13/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: RginTN

They will dig through his past until they have a video with him attending a hetrosexual wedding for his family member and tell people he hates gays.

THEN fund his opponent after smearing him a while.

A chunk of FR will then condemn him, as they did with Akin costing us the win they claim they want so bad, claim we need to win anyway and vote for whoever the GOP calls for as a write in. then we lose another seat.

Who needs logic, sense or reason? We gotta WIN!


21 posted on 05/13/2014 8:41:32 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ilgipper

FUMM


22 posted on 05/13/2014 8:42:58 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Steelers6

Wow, an actual Democrat came in second?


23 posted on 05/13/2014 8:50:56 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

that governor primary is a doozy


24 posted on 05/13/2014 9:00:31 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
The sleeping giant silent majority has awakened???

Well at least Nebraska is awake.

25 posted on 05/13/2014 9:01:30 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: RginTN
Will the GOPe fund him and support him or do to him what they did to Ken Cuccinelli????????

That would only work in close race like in Virginia, so I don't think Sasse will get cuccinellied.

26 posted on 05/13/2014 9:04:50 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Viennacon

Osborne was the choice of the McC’s. I hope Sasse’s win is not the only conservative victory of the year, but it could well be.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 10:01:59 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Fledermaus

Runoffs are only in the South.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 10:02:32 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Theodore R.

Shannon will likely win in OK.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 10:07:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Steelers6

Only 2 precincts remain (17/19) - Stanton County, which is in the Omaha / Lincoln area ... I guarantee Dave is making phone calls to make sure his “boy” wins ... They’ll “find” just enough ballots to put Bruning over the top. At this moment the race is within 1 percentage point

Pete Ricketts has 26.48%
Jon Bruning has 25.49%

99.89% precincts counted


30 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:40 PM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: Steelers6
But, but, but...Gallup just came out with an article that assured us the Tea Party was dead!
31 posted on 05/14/2014 12:35:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelers6

Thank you Nebraskans! I appreciate your wise decision on this day.


32 posted on 05/14/2014 4:47:24 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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33 posted on 05/14/2014 6:51:24 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah oPalin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Jim Robinson
CBS called a 27 point Ben Sasse win in Nebraska 'modest'.

Gobsmacked.

34 posted on 05/14/2014 6:54:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

And CBS called this 27-point win a ‘modest’ win.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 6:54:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

:) I saw that.

Fine with me...let ‘em be stunned in November. :)


36 posted on 05/14/2014 12:10:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelers6; All

But, I thought that Mitch McConnell and the GOP Establishment was going to “crush” all the Tea Party candidates....”all over the country”.


37 posted on 05/15/2014 4:53:11 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; All

Ricketts defeated Bruning by 2200 votes out of 219,000 votes cast. Double Whammy in Nebraska.


38 posted on 05/15/2014 5:03:49 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic)
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To: Lazamataz

He has the potential to be NE’s best politician since the late Carl T. Curtis, whom few even remember.


39 posted on 05/16/2014 7:20:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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