Skip to comments.Ben Sasse 44% leading early in Nebraska Senate Race, Sid Dinsdale 2nd 26% [update Sasse wins!]
Posted on 05/13/2014 7:09:14 PM PDT by Steelers6
Ben Sasse 27,204 Sid Dinsdale 16.218 Shane Osborn 14,424
Sasse projected winner. A victory over the crummy establishment, but not an unexpected one.
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?
Sasse is Tea Party, Osborn is McConnell’s guy, Dinsdale is the third guy, phony republican who gives money to democrats.
What are the rules for the primary? Winner is the winner or is there some 50% threshold with a runoff?
13% reporting 90,000 votes so far.
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.
This is just the beginning, folks.
The race next Tuesday against Mitch McConnell is vital.
Support Matt Bevin if ya can:
84,000 voted in Rep primary 30,000 Dem Sasse has expanded his lead to 46% 39,000 votes
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.
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.
WE WIN !! WE WIN!! WE WIN!!
BEN SASSE WINS NEBRASKA GOP SENATE PRIMARY
LINCOLN, NebraskaMidland 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.
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“Dinsdale is the third guy, phony republican who gives money to democrats.”
Was this guy a RAT plant?
The sleeping giant silent majority has awakened???
My vote for Sasse helped.
Hope Ricketts pulls through. ..
Will the GOPe fund him and support him or do to him what they did to Ken Cuccinelli????????
NEB is rated SOLID GOP SENATE
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!
Wow, an actual Democrat came in second?
that governor primary is a doozy
Well at least Nebraska is awake.
That would only work in close race like in Virginia, so I don't think Sasse will get cuccinellied.
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.
Runoffs are only in the South.
Shannon will likely win in OK.
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
Thank you Nebraskans! I appreciate your wise decision on this day.
And CBS called this 27-point win a ‘modest’ win.
:) I saw that.
Fine with me...let ‘em be stunned in November. :)
But, I thought that Mitch McConnell and the GOP Establishment was going to “crush” all the Tea Party candidates....”all over the country”.
Ricketts defeated Bruning by 2200 votes out of 219,000 votes cast. Double Whammy in Nebraska.
He has the potential to be NE’s best politician since the late Carl T. Curtis, whom few even remember.