Paul Ryan Endorses Tea Partier In Nebraska Senate Race

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December 2, 2013 8:02 a.m.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) endorsed Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse in the race for outgoing Sen. Mike Johanns’s  (R-NE) Senate seat.

“Ben Sasse is a true conservative who will help America move forward,” Ryan said in a statement on Monday. “He strongly believes in our founding principles. And he fully understands the need to repeal ObamaCare and offer real, patient-centered reforms. That’s why we need him in the Senate.”

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.

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