Republican Ben Sasse has been elected United States Senator, succeeding fellow Republican Mike Johanns.
Sasse easily defeated Democrat Dave Domina. Two independents, Jim Jenkins and Todd Watson, didn’t play a factor in the race.
Sasse pledged three things to Nebraskans during his victory speech.
“First, I commit to be about the big challenges before us, for we do not have time for the small issues,” Sasse told supporters during his victory speech in Lincoln. “Second, I commit to focus on our duties for the long-term, not to be obsessed with short-term popularity and, third, we commit to celebrate the enduring American beliefs that unite us far more than the policy debates that sometimes divide us.”
Sasse told supporters Nebraskan, and American, voters have sent a message.
“And if there is one great lesson of this election of 2014 tonight across the country, it is this, that the American people are desperate for real leadership,” according to Sasse.
Republicans seized control of the United States Senate, picking up enough seats to retake the majority in Washington.
AUDIO: Republican Ben Sasse declares victory in U.S. Senate race. [15:30]