Tea Party Express Endorses Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate in Nebraska

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is proud to announce its endorsement of Ben Sasse, who has continued to expand his conservative support in the election to represent Nebraska in the United States Senate.

Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “America’s economic decline is rooted in the ‘we’ll-deal-with-it-tomorrow’ culture of Washington, D.C. If we are going to turn things around, we need to elect leaders that are willing to tackle America’s biggest problems with bold ideas. That’s why Tea Party Express is endorsing Ben Sasse for the U.S. Senate.

“Ben Sasse has made a career out of solving problems in the private and public sector. At both Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey and Company, Ben helped to successfully turn around companies ranging from airlines to manufacturing. More recently, Ben has saved Nebraska’s Midland University from closure and turned it into the fastest growing university in the region.

“As the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Bush Administration, he was a tireless voice for entitlement reform and cutting back the excesses of the federal government.  While some wait to fix problems tomorrow, Ben Sasse faces them head-on. That’s exactly the kind of leader that will be a welcomed addition to the U.S. Senate.

“Our decision to endorse Sasse has come only after careful consideration in view of the strong candidates in the race. Last week, Tea Party Express held a great rally that was attended by all of the Republican U.S. Senate candidates. What was clear from the rally is that the grassroots momentum and enthusiasm was behind Ben as red shirts and signs filled the crowd. Tea Party Express looks for not only a strong conservative, but also someone that is in touch with the grassroots. The Tea Party Express Poll in Nebraska showed that Sasse was the leading candidate of self-described Tea Party supporters, leading 36.9% to Shawn Osborn at 24.8%, Sid Dinsdale at 11.3% and Bart McLeay at 4.3%.  It is clear that Ben Sasse is the perfect person for this job and we encourage every Tea Party-conservative to support Ben on Election Day,” Budowich concluded.

Tea Party Express also released a poll last week that found Ben leading the field with 29% of the vote.

 Endorsements from Local Tea Party Leaders:

“The candidate for U.S. Senate that most exemplifies Tea Party principles of freedom is Ben Sasse. Ben Sasse has proven he has the courage, intelligence and persistence to fight for freedom in the U.S. Senate. He will aggressively pursue the repeal of Obamacare with his conservative patriots. We can tell the type of Senator Ben Sasse will be by the Senators who have endorsed him, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Mike Lee, two of the most outspoken conservative leaders in the United States.”

- Bob Bennie, Tea Party Leader in Lincoln

 “Ben Sasse has demonstrated to me that he has the values and principles that America needs.  Ben’s foundation for these qualities comes from his commitment to the Holy Bible and the U.S. Constitution.  He represents the values that made America great.”

-Dave Erwin, Tea Party Leader in Falls City

 The Tea Party Express prominently tours all across the nation supporting numerous like-minded candidates. The fact they have decided to endorse Ben Sasse, along with other similar groups, speaks volumes in their confidence that Sasse would act in the best interest of people and not the crony capitalists pulling the strings of elected officials in Washington.

-David West, Founder of the Omaha Tea Party