Our choices for United States Senate have expanded and those representing the traditional choices claim they don’t mind.
Not one, but two independent candidates have made the November ballot for United States Senate. Jim Jenkins of Callaway was the first to qualify after submitting more than enough signatures to make the ballot. He was followed by Todd Watson of Lincoln, who also submitted more than the threshold needed to place his name before voters.
Nebraska voters now can vote for the Republican nominee, Ben Sasse, the Democratic nominate, Dave Domina, or one of two independents.
Both Sasse and Domina claim they don’t mind the competition.
Sasse says he understands voter unrest and their inclination to break tradition.
“And I think they’re fed up with both parties and I am as well and I think that is some of what you see in voters saying, ‘Give us more choices, because we’re sick with business as usual our of both of those DC parties,” Sasse tells Kevin Thomas, host of Drive Time Lincoln on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
As for Domina, he claims to welcome the additions.
“The more choices people have, the more points of view we have, and the more thorough the debate, the better, frankly,” Domina tells Nebraska Radio Network.
All seek to replace Sen. Mike Johanns, a Republican, stepping down from public office.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:45]