(KFOR RADIO  August 6, 2019)    Nebraska U.S. Republican Senator, Ben Sasse, announced his re-election campaign for the U.S. Senate in front of an overflow crowd.
“What’s at stake in 2020 is nothing less than a choice between American civics and socialism,” said Sasse. “Those are the stakes.”

Sasse drew a direct connection between American teenagers not knowing civics and the fact that polling data today suggests that nearly 40% of Americans under 30 believe the First Amendment might be harmful.
“Ronald Reagan said that freedom is always one generation away from exctintion. He said that freedom is not passed along in the blood stream—it has to be taught,” said Sasse.

Sasse promised to once again go out on the road and make his case directly to Nebraskans, as he did in his first campaign in 2014.
“We’re going to do it the only way we know how: hitting all 93 counties in our ol’ RV, meeting and listening to Nebraskans, talking to them about the American idea, about limited government, and about freedom. That’s the Nebraska Way,” said Sasse.

Sasse made the announcement to an overflow crowd and was joined by leaders of Nebraska’s Republican Party like Governor Pete Ricketts, Governor Dave Heineman, Governor Kay Orr, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Congressman Don Bacon, and Mayor Jean Stothert.

Sasse is opposed by Matt Innis, a Lincoln-based GOP activist and former chair of the Lancaster County Republican Party, who praises Trump’s policies and court appointments, saying the state needs a Trump supporter.

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