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Governor Ricketts to Seek Senator Sasse’s Seat

After weeks of speculation, Governor Pete Ricketts has confirmed he wants U.S. Senator Ben Sasse’s job.On Monday, December 5, 2022, Sasse submitted a letter of resignation that indicated his final day as a Senator would be January 8, 2023. Sasse will be leaving to take on the role of president of the University of Florida.Sasse wrote in his letter “I am confident that Governor-elect (Jim) Pillen will appoint someone that will serve Nebraskans well in Washington,” Sasse wrote.It will be up to Pillen to choose Sasse's replacement, who will serve in the Senate until January 2025.Prior to Pillen's election, Governor Ricketts had indicated he wou...

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