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Primary Wins for Palin-Endorsed SASSE US Senate RICKETTS Governor

PETE RICKETTS and BEN SASSE WIN!

(100% precincts reporting 1:45 a.m.)

RICKETTS  26.48%  BRUNING 25.49% 

BEN SASSE 49.36% SID DINSDALE 22.39% OSBORN 21.06%

“Eight months ago, I askedyou all to join my campaign. Tonight, I’m asking you to join it once more,” Ricketts said.  “Join this campaign, and we can move Nebraska forward together.”

The winner of the Republican primary will emerge as a heavy favorite in the November general election.  Read more

RESULTS CLICK HERE

Ricketts 26.27 % Bruning 25.57% (85.79% precincts reporting at 12:35 a.m.)

Slight lead Ricketts 26.11% – 25.71% Bruning at 11:46 p.m.

BREAKING (10:00 p.m.) BEN SASSE WINS PRIMARY

BENSASSE WINS

ELECTION RESULTS HERE and HERE POLLS CLOSE at 8 pm

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By Isabel Matos

Sarah Palin tweeted and posted a reminder for us on her Facebook Timeline todayBen Sasse is the sharpest, most energetic and prepared candidate in this extremely important race. Ben provides THE conservative voice with sensible, successful ideas in the #nesen race. It’s so admirable that this good man has run a positive campaign. How refreshing that he’s not running against anyone, but running for something – and it’s the “thing” Nebraska and all of America needs and deserves! Ben is the worthy candidate with solid conservative principles forming his platform to defend you, the good people of Nebraska. He’s got the guts and the smarts to take back power from Washington and restore it to We the People. Please get friends, family, and all concerned voters to join you tomorrow, May 13th, to send Ben Sasse to serve our exceptional nation as your next U.S. Senator! America will be so grateful.  – Sarah Palin 

Sarah Palin endorsed him on March 13th which Ben posted on his timeline.

A lot of pundits and newspapers have been downplaying or dismissing Sarah’s influence in the surge we see in each of the candidates’ races where she has made endorsements. What’s new. At the end of the day it will be undeniable she chose among the candidates out there the ones she thought would best represent us best and GOP will have claimed few victories. Ben Sasse has a comfortable lead of 14 points on the eve of the primary. To help Ben BenforNebraska.com 

HIGHLIGHTS

Here is Ben in his own words:

Ben Sasse and Part 1 of Pete Ricketts with Kevin Scholla

From the Cornhusker state, Senatorial candidate Ben Sasse joins Kevin Scholla from MamaGrizzRadio (new outlet) on this Network, like Mama Grizzly Radio on Facebook and Mama Grizzly Radio on Twitter. I have transcribed most, not every word of what was said:

Scholla: You (Sasse) are known as the “ObamaCare Nemesis”…

Sasse:  ObamaCare is an unconstitutional world view. He he was on the cover of Nebraska Review who used that term and says “we’re going to keep fighting”.

Scholla: People say the ship has sailed. Ted Cruz has been left hung out to dry by so many on the Republican side. You believe it can be turned around.

Sasse: It’s fundamentally an unimplementable law. You can’t take over 18% of GDP by writing a 2300 page piece of legislation that they passed without reading, and then adding over 22,000 pages of implementing regulations. They say don’t you people see this is a “set of laws”? But this is a law that has been rewritten 13 times in the executive branch to directly contradict the written text of the legislation. There is no such thing as ObamaCare. There’s a constantly moving target that the Obama Administration makes up as they go along so we have to repeal it.

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Scholla:  Governor Palin got behind your campaign early. She has campaigned for you.

Sasse: It was wonderful for Governor Palin to be with us in our recent rally in North Platte, cattle country in Southwestern Nebraska. It was the biggest political event they had since 1987 when President Reagan was there. Governor Kay Orr of Nebraska hosted the rally. Governor Palin Senator Lee and Ted Cruz all came to rally with us. It was a 60 degree day in the Spring. Ranchers took time off. It was great. 1000 people showed up at a midday, midweek rally which shows the great momentum we have right now.

Scholla: Gov. Palin calls you a proven problem solver. She highlights how you turned things around at Midland University. How would you use those skills in D.C.?

Sasse: Midland was 130 year old college that has been changing kids’ lives but forgot how to pay bills and was looking at bankruptcy 5 years ago. Two-part strategy: tell the truth when something’s not working. That was almost everything. We had 45 majors and minors at the time with 84% students majoring in 7 departments, so 38 departments that were academically not viable. Number two, we put in place a four year graduation guarantee. The average time to graduate was 5 1/2 years. Parents were getting charged extra for tion. We rebuilt the school.

Scholla: You call out Republicans who are failing. It’s not just about party but about country.

Sasse:  We have too many Republicans who want our government to be in charge. Our crisis in Washington isn’t just Democrats wanting Washington to be in charge but we have too many Republicans who want Washington to be in charge. Lobbyists. Having kids makes him want to sacrifice to have them the chances that he had. He is pro-life. For religious liberty and pro-second amendment. The interview with Pete Ricketts Part 2 is at the bottom of the page.

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SARAH PALIN AND TED CRUZ ENDORSE PETE RICKETTS

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This was Sarah’s post today on her timeline.Hello, Nebraska! The choice tomorrow in the #negov race is clear – more politics as usual or new growth resulting from successful conservative action! All over America hard workers realize the status quo has got to go. Please elect new energy for your spectacular state! Pete Ricketts has my support because he’s a man of good character and intelligence with such admirable commitment to Nebraskans. Pete will bring real world solutions, strong business acumen, and a passion for all corners of the Cornhusker state with him to serve you in Lincoln. He will be a great governor as Nebraska shows the rest of the country how commonsense conservatism WORKS to empower the people as it lifts everyone up! Please vote tomorrow – Tuesday, May 13th – and encourage others to also vote for Pete Ricketts for Governor!  – Sarah Palin

This was Ted Cruz’s post on May 9th Kevin Scholla makes a good point about Sarah Palin endorsing Pete Ricketts for Governor. She’s been there. She knows what it takes. Ricketts is thrilled to have her endorsement and says he and his family are enjoying the campaign very much.  To help out, go to www.petericketts.com

Pete Ricketts with Kevin Scholla Part 2

 

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Sarah, Ted, Mike, Kay, Ben SASSE Nebraska 4/25 (Updates complete)

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By Isabel Matos

Ben Sasse Honored to host Gov. Kay Orr, Sen. Mike Lee, Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz in North Platte today at Scout’s Rest Ranch. 18 days until election day — we have the momentum!

2 New Videos and Beautiful NEW Pictures HERE

(H/T David N. Dankerburg for Sarah clip: “not complete but good!”)

Ben Sasse: Great coverage from yesterday’s rally in North Platte. We are grateful for the 1,000 Nebraskans who traveled from across the state to join us at Scout’s Rest Ranch.

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Jayme Smith, cosmetologist for Studio 54, and Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate, stand outside La Quinta Inn and Suites on Friday. 

Smith, cosmetologist for Studio 54, had the honor to be recruited to style Palin’s hair.

“I was a little nervous but more excited,” Smith said. “I had researched her past hair styles, but she kind of told me what she was looking for. She was awesome. A real nice lady. She autographed my product bag.”

Smith was asked on April 17 if she would do the job. She was recommended by Barb Fear, manager of La Quinta Inn and Suites, where Palin was staying.

“I was pretty ecstatic,” Smith said of the request.

She went to the hotel so Palin wouldn’t have to be in the salon. The styling process took about an hour, during which time Palin practiced her speech and asked questions about Nebraska.

“She thought it was neat that Kool-Aid got its start here,” Smith said. “And we talked about beef. Steak is a big thing in Alaska. They eat a lot of caribou.”

Smith is excited to have the story to pass on to her kids and grandkids someday.

“The whole thing was very fun,” Smith said. “I’m glad I got to do it.”  Omaha.com

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Sarah Palin:  Governor Kay Orr and Governor Sarah Palin at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in North Platte, Nebraska. Governor Palin is holding a ticket from the event Governor Orr hosted for President Reagan in North Platte back in 1987 at the Buffalo Bill Historical State Park. –in North Platte, NE. : nebraska

Governor Sarah Palin, Governor Kay Orr, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Mike Lee at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in North Platte, Nebraska, on April 25, 2014. –in North Platte, NE.

More pictures .. these from Pastor Reeves (H/T David N. Dankerburg). RT them all from here!

Latest on Sasse Rally (Miscellaneous from Various Blogs, Twitter and Facebook) Thanks to all who have shared!

sasse-palin_zpsdf2eb326Picture from North Platte telegraph via US4Palin (for more on the event).

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By Isabel  Matos

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April 18th Sarah Palin announces Rally: Looking forward to joining with friends Senator Mike Lee and Governor Kay Orr next week in Nebraska to support conservative U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse. I am so glad Ben chose to hold this event in the heart of the heartland — North Platte, NE — at Scout’s Rest on the property of Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. This is the same venue Governor Orr chose to host President Reagan at in 1987. At this historic heartland venue we will rally for Ben on Friday and get the message out that Ben Sasse is the clear conservative choice in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race! This event will kick off the final 19 days of this primary campaign. Let’s keep the grassroots momentum going and send Ben to Washington! Hope to see you there. You can find out more details here: http://sign.sassefornebraska.com/scouts-rest-event/ 

ted antidote to gopApril 23rd: Ted Cruz confirms joining Sarah, Mike Lee, Kay Orr at Rally for his second Senate endorsee, Ben Sasse: 

I’m excited to announce my endorsement of strong conservative Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Ben is a fighter and we need him in the U.S. Senate. 

He’s exceptionally knowledgeable about Obamacare and is a relentless opponent of the destructive law — Ben will be a powerful ally to repeal it.

In addition, Ben has a strong record of promoting job growth and opportunity. He’ll work closely with conservatives in the Senate to cut reckless spending, limit the size of government and defend the Constitution. Sasse for Senat Cruz EndorsementNow, more than ever, we need conservative reinforcements in the U.S. Senate like Ben to help stop President Obama’s agenda and restore liberty. Ben will help lead the charge for a full repeal of Obamacare and turn back President Obama’s job-killing regulations. It’s time to end business-as-usual and Make DC Listen.  Will you join me, Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Mike Lee and many other conservatives in supporting Ben for U.S. Senate?

For Liberty, Ted Cruz.

*** REMEMBER OUR NEMESIS MITCH McCONNELL HAS TARGETED BEN SASSE***

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According to the PPP that appeared in Clear Politics in February, Nebraska Senate primary Ben Sasse was 9 points behind 3/12 (35% to 24%). A recent Rasmussen Poll, however, showed that both Ben and Osborn are leading the Democrat by big margins in the General election, but Ben does better with 52%-27% against the Democrat, while Osborn has a 48%-27% against the Democrat.anti tea party mcconnellRINO go home muck

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Sarah Palin Endorses Deb Fischer for the United States Senate

By Gary P Jackson

Sarah and Todd Palin have endorsed Nebraska State Senator Deb Fischer for the United States Senate. Below is the press release from Fischer’s campaign:

GOVERNOR SARAH AND TODD PALIN ENDORSE DEB FISCHER FOR U.S. SENATE

Lincoln, NE – Today, Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Nebraska, announced that she has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin.

I’m incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin.  I greatly admire their willingness to stand on conservative principle and their resolve in standing up to the political establishment,” said Senator Deb Fischer.

Our campaign is grassroots powered and focused on conservative policy solutions that will change the course of this nation.  I’m a wife, mother, rancher, small business owner, and citizen legislator, not a career politician.  To change Washington, we need to send a different type of person there.  That’s why I’m running for U.S. Senate.

At the onset of the campaign, Deb Fischer shared her story, her passion and and beliefs with Governor Palin and requested her support.    Below is part of Senator Fischer’s note:

I am writing to you as both a fan of your strong, conservative principles and as a fellow female Republican.  I have watched your career with respect as you take on tough issues, all while raising a family and serving your great state.  Your career has inspired me and so many other female politicians who believe principles should be above politics.

Yesterday, Governor Palin responded with the following note:

Deb – thank you for your note.  We have been watching your race closely. Your efforts remind us of those our family put forth for Sarah’s races here in Alaska. Winning over voters through personal interactions is the way to go. People are tired of outside interests spending millions of dollars in political attack ads. We’re glad to see your grassroots efforts paying off!

We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power. You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America. We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign. 

Good luck next Tuesday – the Palins are in your corner.

~  Todd & Sarah  

The endorsement by Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin continues the powerful momentum of Deb Fischer’s campaign for U.S. Senate.  Two recent polls show Senator Deb Fischer quickly closing the gap between her and frontrunner Jon Bruning, including one that shows Bruning at 29.5 and Fischer at 25.6.   In her campaign for U.S. Senate, Fischer has been endorsed by Nebraska Right to Life, SHE-PAC and Maggie’s List.  In the Nebraska Legislature, Deb Fischer received an A+ rating from the NRA and a 100% rating with NFIB.   Recently, Deb Fischer was endorsed by the Kearney Hub and the York News-Times of York, Nebraska.  In addition, key community leaders including former Nebraska Governor Kay A. Orr and former Congressman John Y. McCollister have strongly endorsed Deb Fischer’s campaign.

As you know, Sarah recently endorsed Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock who was in a similar situation, polling wise. He defeated 6 term U.S. Senator Richard Lugar Tuesday night in a landslide.

Fischer is a solid candidate with a great record as a Conservative. Check out her website, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Fischer is the type of Conservative leader we need to send to Washington to clean this mess up.

~ Gary

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“Earthquake” Hits Nebraska, New Radio Ad in Iowa Asks Voters to Write-in Palin

Gary P Jackson

A couple of nights ago I learned a group of patriots from Nebraska are looking to create an earthquake of their own. Not a lot of details to report yet.

The group has a Facebook page. I believe people interested in helping the Nebraska effort can ask to join.

With The Iowa caucuses just a week away, the movement to get voters to write in Sarah Palin’s name is growing. The national media has picked up on this, which will only help spread the word to Iowa voters.

Sachi’s blog has a list of national media covering the Iowa write-in effort. You can check out all the coverage here.

Here’s the new radio ad:

Brian Lerch from the Iowa Earthquake group talks with Simon Conway from WHO Radio 1040. This is a great interview. Listeners will understand this group is realistic, and are saying they understand Governor Palin is not seeking the nomination, but the nomination is very much seeking her. They know she won’t win as a write-in candidate, but feel a 5% showing will be very powerful.

We’re also hearing folks in New Hampshire are organizing as well.

Depending how things work out in Iowa, things could get quite interesting.

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