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Paul Ryan Endorses Tea Partier In Nebraska Senate Race

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Sasse has earned backing from tea party groups that have been critical of the moderate wing of the Republican party like the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Sasse most recently made national headlines when news broke that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in a private sitdown with Sasse, "lit into" for associating with the Senate Conservatives Fund, which has strongly criticized McConnell.