OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Midland University President Ben Sasse has filed paperwork to establish his candidacy for U.S. Senate in a bid to replace outgoing GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.
Sasse has been conducting a statewide "listening tour" this summer to introduce himself to Nebraskans and weigh whether he would run for U.S. Senate.
Sasse filed Monday with the Nebraska Secretary of State's office to incorporate "Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate," and confirmed the filing Tuesday. He joins two other Republicans in the race — former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn and Omaha attorney Bart McLeay — to replace Johanns, who is not seeking re-election in 2014.
Sasse was identified as a possible Republican candidate earlier this year, when former state party chairman Mark Fahleson launched a "Draft Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate" Facebook page.
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Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.