TEA Party favorite Ben Sasse just won the NE Senate GOP primary in a big way, marking the backslide of establishment effectiveness. Mitch McConnell helped finance Shane Osborn's nasty, dishonest assault campaign on Sasse. Sasse's big win is a sign that MMc's power is waning.
No matter how hard the GOP establishment tries to spin it to the contrary, in the face of the third place finishes of the GOP establishment’s handpicked candidates in Nebraska and West Virginia, the May 13 Republican primary results were a huge victory for grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives.
Hours before polls open in the Cornhusker state, Midland University President Ben Sasse held a lead against former State Treasurer Shane Osborn and bank president Sid Dinsdale. Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Tom Coburn, Sarah Palin and Rep. Paul Ryan have all endorsed Sasse.
The Tea Party vs. Big Government Republican establishment battle continues in Nebraska and West Virginia today, with two bellwether elections; Nebraska’s Republican Senate nomination, where we urge a vote for Ben Sasse and West Virginia’s Republican Primary in Congressional District 2 where we back a vote for Alex Mooney.
Emails reveal private conversations between Osborn (who is running against Ben Sasse for Nebraska's US Senate seat) and his staff about things like giving gifts to donors and helping a contributor with official state business.
The four candidates vying for the GOP nomination in the race to replace Sen. Ben Nelson took to the stage to debate issues from Obamacare to immigration to a proposed "war tax." The four candidates have different ideas for how to fix problems, but the goal remained the same: eliminate big gov't.
The Nebraska Senate race drew national attention when former state Treasurer Shane Osborn gained the endorsement of FreedomWorks. Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth endorsed his opponent, Midland University President Ben Sasse.