The race for United States Senate is now set: Ben Sasse versus Dave Domina.
It didn’t take long for Midland University President Ben Sasse to look past his Republican primary win toward the general election.
“We’ve had a great 11 months and seven more months of hard work and I salute David Domina on his win today in the Democratic primary and look forward to having a meaningful conversation with him, substantively about big ideas,” Sasse tells Nebraska Radio Network right after his big primary win.
Sasse won big Tuesday night. He grabbed nearly half of the votes cast in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, an unofficial total of 109,810 votes. That total swamped second place finisher Sid Dinsdale, who garnered 49,817 votes in the primary. Shane Osborn won 46,845 votes.
Both candidates and outside groups poured millions into the campaign. Third party groups often sponsored attack ads against various candidates.
Not as many Democrats voted on Tuesday with fewer hotly contested races.
Domina won the Democratic primary with 67% of the vote, a total of 44,813 votes to Larry Marvin’s 21,615 votes.
As for Domina, an Omaha attorney, he’s observed the rough nature of the Republican primary and is preparing for a tough race.
“People tell me that I will be wearing a bull’s-eye in this campaign and if so that’s the bulls-eye of the people of Nebraska who want to send a different kind of United States Senator; somebody who’s reasonable and passionate about being reasonable and not partisan,” Domina tells Nebraska Radio Network.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]