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Meet Ben

Ben Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan who fixes broken institutions.

When announced as president of the 130-year-old Midland University in 2009, Ben was 37, making him one of the youngest chief executives in American higher education. At the time, Midland was on the verge of closing. Since then, Ben's hometown college has been Nebraska's fastest-growing school four years in a row.

Ben regards the six summers he spent walking beans and detasseling corn as core lessons in the value of hard work...

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  • April 23, 2014
    Fremont, NE—The Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate campaign today announced the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Cruz’s second Senate endorsement this year. “I have gotten to know Ben Sasse, and while Nebraskans have good choices, Ben is the strongest conservative voice running for United States Senate,” said Sen. Cruz.  “Ben will not...
  • April 23, 2014
    YORK – “Our national debt now stands at more than $17 trillion and with our unfunded liabilities, the real number is more than $70 trillion,” says Ben Sasse. “The problem with our federal debt is not a lack of revenue. The problem is an addiction to spending by unaccountable politicians.” Sasse stopped in York Tuesday afternoon, as he...
  • April 22, 2014
    Sarah Palin, former candidate for vice president, will be in North Platte Friday campaigning for Ben Sasse. She will join Sasse, former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee at 10 a.m. at Scout’s Rest Ranch. The event will be free and open to the public, according to Tyler Grassmeyer, Sasse’s campaign manager. Sasse is running for...

Sasse on the Issues


Here’s what America’s premiere conservative publication, National Review, said on its cover about Ben: “Nebraska Republicans have an opportunity to do more: They can elect not merely a man who promises to vote for the repeal of President Obama’s signature policy achievement, but a senator who almost immediately would become one of the GOP’s most visible and articulate experts on the health-care law’s defects and the ways to replace it.”...

The Constitution

Ben Sasse knows that we here in Nebraska have far more to teach Washington, DC than Washington has to teach us. The Framers of our Constitution understood that wisdom flowed from the governed to the government—not the other way around. This is built into the structure of our Constitutional order in the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, retaining for the private sector all powers not specifically granted by the people to the Federal Government.

Second Amendment

The Second Amendment affirms the rights of Americans to protect their families and property. This right pre-dates Government and is inviolable. Ben will fight to protect this and our other most basic freedoms.

The Second Amendment unambiguously states that citizens have a fundamental right to "keep and bear arms" and that this right "shall not be infringed.”

Defending the Unborn

Ben Sasse is 100% pro-life, but it’s more than that—he won’t be merely a reliable pro-life vote in the Senate. He will be a champion for the unborn, actively working to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Debt and Deficits

Our national debt now stands at more than $17 trillion—and with our unfunded liabilities, the real number is more than $70 trillion. The problem with our Federal debt is not a lack of revenue. The problem is an addiction to spending by unaccountable politicians.

Religious Liberty

We live in a country where the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns, must sue the government in order to continue caring for the sick and elderly poor. That's outrageous.

Thanks to ObamaCare, this President has placed the liberal abortion agenda over the religious obligations of millions of Americans. Those who believe in the sanctity of life are now required to finance the death of unborn children.

Marriage and Family

Ben believes marriage is between one man & one woman, and that the family is the foundational unit of society.

Ben will oppose all federal government initiatives that undermine the family's ability to flourish, nurture, and educate children. 

National Security

The primary role of the Federal Government is to protect our citizens from enemies foreign and domestic. The United States should continue to maintain the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen. Federal spending should reflect these priorities. 

Jobs and the Economy

Ben knows that the government does not create jobs - businesses and local communities create jobs. The way to get a real economic growth agenda is by rolling back the regulatory state and letting job creators go to work.


Agriculture is the backbone of Nebraska’s economy. Ben grew up as a kid being bused out to his aunt and uncle’s farm to walk beans and de-tassel corn, and even today, he says that those were the most formative jobs he ever had in shaping his character. Our Nebraskan towns, made up of farmers and small business owners, built the schools, churches, and communities that made our state great.


The Federal Government's primary responsibility is to protect Americans from enemies foreign and domestic. The American people are not safe unless we know who is entering and leaving our country. Neither Party has been willing to get serious about border security, dating back to the mid-80s when a Republican president agreed to amnesty in exchange for promises of securing the border later. It never happened.