Report: Tea Party Favorite Sasse Had ‘Very Warm’ Meeting With Mitch McConnell


There seems to be a thawing going on between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Nebraska Republican candidate Ben Sasse.

McConnell and Sasse had a “very warm” private meeting on Thursday, according to National Review. That’s a contrast from late 2013 when McConnell reportedly scolded Sasse for too closely associating with the Senate Conservatives Fund, which has strongly attacked McConnell.

Things appear to have changed though. Since McConnell won the 2014 nomination for Kentucky in Senate Sasse has also donated $2,000 to McConnell’s re-election campaign.

What’s more, Sasse, a favorite of national tea partiers, has had a few chances to attack McConnell since he won the Nebraska Republican nomination. But he’s held back. This “warm” meeting seems to be the latest example of how McConnell and Sasse, who before their GOP primaries were seen as representatives of opposing wings of the Republican Party, are now getting along.