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RICKETTS HOPES TO REPLACE SASSE IN U.S. SENATE

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OUTGOING NEBRASKA GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS IS THE FIRST PERSON TO ANNOUNCE HE’S SEEKING APPOINTMENT TO NEBRASKA’S SOON-TO-BE OPEN U.S. SENATE SEAT.

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CURRENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR BEN SASSE WILL BE RESIGNING TO BECOME THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA.

RICKETTS SAYS HE HAS HEARD THE CRITICISM OF THE GOVERNOR MAKING A SENATE APPOINTMENT:

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RICKETTS SAYS THIS IS A CHANGE IN PLANS FOR HIM AS HE FINISHES HIS TERM AS GOVERNOR:

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SASSE WILL RESIGN AS OF JANUARY 8TH.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE SENATE SEAT ARE DUE TO THE GOVERNOR-ELECT BY DECEMBER 23RD.

Jerry Oster contributed to this story