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Tea Party Looks For A GOP Primary Win In Nebraska

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May 13, 2014 AT 11:10 AM
The tea party challenged the Republican establishment on Tuesday in a Nebraska Senate primary showdown complicated by a surging third candidate. In Nebraska, the tea party, outside conservative groups and two of the right's heroes — Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz — have rallied behind Ben Sasse, the president of Midland University. For months, Sasse has been locked in an increasingly negative race with former state treasurer Shane Osborn, who has the backing of the Washington establishment and allies of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell