Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse Expected to Resign; Sole Finalist to be President at University of Florida

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is expected to resign in the near future, likely to become the new president at the University of Florida. He is the only finalist in that search. Per Politico, Sasse, in his second term, has "made a name for himself as a consistent Trump critic in Congress as well as a reliable conservative vote."

With the planned departure coming so close to the 2022 election, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) will be able to appoint an interim replacement, who will serve until a special election is held in November, 2024. The winner of that election will complete the final two years of the term. Nebraska's other Senate seat, held by Republican Deb Fischer will also be on the 2024 ballot for a regular six-year term.

 

comments powered by Disqus

Headlines

Virginia Democratic Rep. Donald McEachin Dies at 61

He had been elected to a fourth term in Congress earlier this month

Alaska Ranked Choice Runoff Results

The tabulation will determine winners in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House races

House Update: Four Seats Uncalled; GOP Majority Will Have 220-222 Seats

The outcome of two of the races is all but certain, the other two - in California - could go either way

Republicans Clinch House Majority; Divided Government Returns to DC in January

It will be a narrow majority; eight seats remain to be called

Republicans Close to House Control: Uncalled Races Update for November 15

The next House seat the GOP wins will give them control of the chamber in the next Congress