Coburn Endorses in Competitive Nebraska Senate Primary
By Emily Cahn
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has declared his support for Midland University President Ben Sasse’s bid for Senate in Nebraska.
“Ben is just the kind of person we need in Washington,” Coburn told the Lincoln Journal Star in a Sunday story. “He is a totally open and honest guy who is very responsive and responsible. If Ben was running in Oklahoma, I’d vote for him.”
Sasse, a Republican, faces a number of other GOP candidates in the primary, including former State Treasurer Shane Osborn, banker Sid Dinsdale and attorney Bart McLeay, among others. The seat is open because Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., is retiring.
Conservative groups are divided between two Republicans: Sasse and Osborn.