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Senator Ben Sasse announces re-election campaign

Posted at 9:04 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 23:20:31-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Along with current and former republican lawmakers from Nebraska, Senator Ben Sasse announced at the Millard Airport Monday that he's seeking a second term in 2020.

One after another, Nebraska republican royalty spoke in support of Sasse’s re-election.

"He is planned parenthood's worst nightmare,” said Kay Orr, former Nebraska governor.

"Honorable, smart, hard-working, filled with integrity, leader for America," added Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry.

The junior senator from Fremont voted for the republican tax bill in 2017 and has made a point to help put conservative judges on the bench.

Sasse and his political allies frequently mentioned his conservative voting record and emphasis on small government.

"He really does, more than anybody else I talked to, focus on the constitution and our federalist principles,” said Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon.

Senator Sasse didn't take questions, but did hit a little on the shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, saying the country needs a civics lesson.

Sasse, who easily won the election in 2014 as a political newcomer, closed by saying Washington D.C. is not the center of the world.

"But this is the center of the world and let's make sure our kids and grandkids understand that,” said Senator Sasse.

Several democrats have already declared their run for the senate in 2020 and Sasse has one republican challenger, Matt Innis of Lincoln.