Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumped for Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse at a campaign stop in Hastings Monday evening.
Romney, the party nominee in 2012, criticized the policies of the man he ran against, President Barack Obama, especially the president’s policies on health care.
“He was going to deal with poverty and yet, there are more people in poverty today than ever before in our nation’s history,” according to Romney. “And he told people that if they had health insurance they wanted to keep and a doctor they wanted to keep they could keep them. He didn’t deliver on that promise either.”
Romney told the audience policies would change under a Republican-controlled Congress.
“We’ll actually fix our schools and make them globally competitive again, get them at the top of the world instead of down at the bottom third,” Romney told the audience. “Our policies will finally allow America to have an energy policy that takes advantage of our resources, allows us to have low-cost energy and bring more jobs back to do manufacturing in America. We’ll have respect for the family farmer and respect for small businesses.”
Sasse said the race between him, Democrat Dave Domina and two independents is important.
“We’ve got eight days and we need to send a message to Washington about what we believe in this state,” Sasse stated during the campaign rally.
Election Day is a week away.
Tyson Havranek, KICS, contributed to this report.