Sasse Elected To Senate

Lincoln, NE (AP) ~~ Nebraska voters have overwhelmingly elected Republican Ben Sasse to the U.S. Senate over Democrat David Domina.

Sasse easily won election Tuesday, replacing Republican Mike Johanns, who didn’t seek re-election.

Sasse is president of Midland University in Fremont and previously worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services.

He holds degrees from Harvard, Yale and St. John’s universities.

During the campaign, Sasse largely ignored Domina, a lawyer from Omaha. Sasse had strong tea party support and called for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, tax cuts and changes to Social Security for people who are not nearing retirement age.