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Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

Senator (1st term)

Republican



Biography

Political Highlights: U.S. Health and Human Services Department assistant secretary, 2007-09
Born: February 22, 1972; Plainview, Neb.
Residence: Fremont
Religion: Confessional evangelical
Family: Wife, Melissa Sasse; three children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1994; St. John's College (Md.), M.A. 1998; Yale U., Ph.D. 2004
Elected: 2014
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Cybersecurity; Personnel); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; National Security & International Trade and Finance - Chairman; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Judiciary (Constitution; Crime & Terrorism; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts - Chairman); Joint Economic
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 53rd ranked Senate Republican
Twitter: 66,749 followers
State Clout: Nebraska is 47th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2014 Election Results

Candidate

Ben Sasse (R)
Dave Domina (D)
Jim Jenkins (WRI)
Todd Watson (WRI)

Votes

347,636
170,127
15,868
6,260

%

64.3%
31.5%
2.9%
1.2%