Skip to comments.14 things to know about Ben Sasse, Nebraska’s next senator
Posted on 05/13/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Midland University President Ben Sasse on Tuesday won the Republican nomination to replace retiring Sen. Mike Johanns (R) this year. Democrats wont contest the state this fall, making Sasse virtually a senator-in-waiting.
But before jumping to conclusions that the tea party beat the establishment, note that Sasse doesnt fit neatly into the outsider construct. Here are 14 things to know about Sasse, a candidate with an unusually diverse resume that includes time working within the system:
1. Hes a fifth-generation Nebraskan, but he spent much of his career in Boston, Austin and Washington, D.C. Sasse attended high school in Fremont, Neb., spent his summers working soybean and corn fields, then left to attend Harvard, Oxford and Yale.
2. Sasse has a PhD. He wrestled at Harvard, quarterbacked the Oxford football team (real football, were told, not soccer). In total, he has five academic degrees: A bachelors from Harvard, a Masters from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Md., two Masters degrees from Yale and a Ph.D....
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Hey Reid Wilson, Ben Sasse may not “ fit neatly into the outsider construct”, but he comes with the right endorsements and that works for us yokels out here in flyover land.
But really Reid, your column sounds a lot like a couple of teenagers whistling as they walk by the graveyard.
I was born in Nebraska and spent the first part of my childhood there. I still consider it one of my “homes”. (My Dad had “itchy feet” and we moved a lot.)
I am hoping Nebraska will send a good man to the Senate.
Did you notice the only comments are from liberals.
Nebraska has been a totally red state.
The most impressive thing in this whole article is the fact that his pontoon boat is fast enough to pull water skiers! I wanna see that sucker get up on plane ;-)
What the snide liberal doesn’t say is that Sasse was a non-factor in this race until January, when it was Shane Osbornes to lose. But that was before Ben Sasse put out an attention-grabbing video suggesting the way to fix the federal bureaucracy would be to move it to Nebraska - and started running a one-issue campaign: Anti-Obamacare.
Still, its not wholly accurate to label Sasse the tea party candidate in the race.
Well, well, well....the downwardly spiraling Washington Post can’t quite bring itself to admit that a strong Tea Party Senate candidate just whooped ass on the establishment’s boys. Oh well, we’ll let them alone with their vivid imaginations.
Well, just imagine their despair tonight...
If a candidate like this with all his endorsements couldn’t have won in a state like Nebraska, they would be celebrating the death of the tea party for sure. But instead, they were not only denied that opportunity, but poor old John Conyers (RAT-MI) doesn’t even have enough signatures to get on the ballot.
So it’s a bitter defeat tonight for the libs, even though one of the first tastes of schadenfreude is sweet.
Omaha, Douglas County with 220 precincts and 25 percent of entire population; NO Precincts Reported.
Lots of Room for Holder’s Peeps to dump off trunkloads of ballots.
When your state supports Keystone 10 to 1, is it wise for the dems to nominate someone who vehemently opposes it.
Dave Domina is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Nebraska. Domina is a well known Nebraska trial lawyer who is currently representing landowners fighting to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Domina has been listed as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the nation by the National Trial Lawyers Association
And is a top 100 trial lawyer*. Not the candidate I would put up.
*probably a freind of John Edwards
Domina’s opponent must have been really bad as he beat him tonight 69% to 31%.
I came across this article posted tonight on Huffington Post (it is actually an AP article). I was looking for details of Domina and his opponent so clicked on the link assuming I would find a trove of info on the two candidates. Instead I found an article with this title and David Dominas picture, but the first 15 paragraphs were about Ben Sasses victory.
Dave Domina Wins Nebraska Senate Primary
Posted: 05/13/2014 10:22 pm EDT Updated: 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) The tea party scored a win in Nebraska on Tuesday as university president Ben Sasse captured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in a bitter race that highlighted the fissures within the GOP. Two women set the stage for history-making in West Virginia.
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[15 paragraphs down is this one line]
Trial lawyer Dave Domina defeated Larry Marvin in the Democratic primary.
[The rest of the article is about the West Virginia races.]
“Sasse has a PhD. He wrestled at Harvard, quarterbacked the Oxford football team (real football, were told, not soccer). In total, he has five academic degrees: A bachelors from Harvard, a Masters from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Md., two Masters degrees from Yale and a Ph.D.”
... And he’s all handsome and stuff with an adorable family. That academic CV of his is formidable. His background is all in government, history, and Health and Human Services. I’ve never even heard of this guy before. Shows how much I know.
Something’s wrong. No way do Republicans get this lucky. Someone tell me what the HELL is going on.
The worst I can say about him is he’s an Ivy Leaguer. But so is Ted Cruz. Perhaps they will reverse the terrible trend we’ve had with Ivy League presidents since Reagan.
Sasse is a “University President”? That immediately raises a red flag. How does one get the be in that capacity WITHOUT being a liberal? Guess the other 13 reasons boost him over their top as the candidate of choice.
You never know what you elect..look at Rubio...looked like the gold star....