Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Fills Empty Senate Seat Vacated By Ben Sasse

  • Governor Pillen personally chose Ricketts to fill the vacated Senate seat, saying he took the process to replace Sasse “incredibly seriously” because the appointee needs to “represent the people” of Nebraska, NBC reported.
  • Pillen said the next senator must reflect “values and ideology important to Nebraskans,” believe in “less government and fiscal accountability,” and be a “person of incredible faith, God-fearing like almost all Nebraskans.”
  • “It’s clear the person for the job was Sen.-designate Pete Ricketts,” he said.
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