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Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Sasse In Nebraska Senate Race

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Sasse drew attention in the local press in October for saying that he would have voted against the bipartisan agreement that ended the federal government shutdown.

A nod from the Senate Conservatives Fund is likely to only boost Sasse's fundraising which has already been far and ahead of other Republican candidates in the field for Johanns seat. At the end of September the liberal arts school president reported raising a hefty $750,000 in the race.

Besides Sasse, State Treasurer Shane Osborn, attorney Bart McLeay and Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale are running for Johanns seat in the Republican primary.