As widely anticipated by political observers, Governor Pete Ricketts has announced he will apply for the Nebraska U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Ben Sasse early next year.
The announcement follows Governor-elect Jim Pillen’s Monday announcement that applications to fill the seat must be submitted either online or by mail to the Office of the Governor-elect by Dec. 23.
In his announcement, Ricketts said the decision was the result of many hours of prayer and family discussions, and came down to the single question of how he could serve the people of Nebraska and advance conservative values.
Sasse’s resignation to take over as President of the University of Florida is effective Jan. 8, and Pillen says the application process will ensure Nebraska’s congressional delegation is returned to full strength as quickly as possible.
Source: Nebraska Regional News
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