Ben Sasse is not only the most conservative candidate in the Nebraska Senate race, his primary opponent Shane Osborn is caught up in a scandal revolving around a fake memo lauding his military service. Given that Osborn actually served with honor and distinction in the military, it’s hard to understand what his thinking was at the time.
Whatever it may have been, it looks terrible and is an indication that he may be prone to ethics issues. Like say, using taxpayer-funded staff for campaign politics and publicly lying about being endorsed by 51 economists..
The choice between Osborn and Sasse should actually be very easy. Ben Sasse is more conservative, more of a grassroots leader and he doesn’t have the ethics issues Osborn does. There is another candidate in the race, Sid Dinsdale, who’s such a squish he could genuinely run as a Democrat in Nebraska.
So, why are establishment Republicans in Nebraska and Mitch McConnell backing Osborn through a Super Pac?
Simple; They’re afraid Sasse is going to be another Ted Cruz or Mike Lee — and yes, they do consider that to be a bad thing.
On the other hand, Ben Sasse has been endorsed by Freedomworks, the Club for Growth, The Madison Project, The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Family Research Council PAC, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum and Tom Coburn.
You can add Right Wing News to that group because today we’re also endorsing Ben Sasse for Senate.
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