Sasse dubbed ‘rising star’ by National Review, FOX

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By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is garnering more national attention in the wake of his tongue-in-cheek TV ad suggesting the nation’s capitol be moved to Nebraska.

FOX: Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse was dubbed a “rising star” by FOX News, which interviewed him Tuesday morning.

Sasse is on the cover of the National Review, which dubs him a “rising conservative star” as it did Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. The influential conservative magazine said Sasse would not only vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, but would “almost immediately would become one of the GOP’s most visible and articulate experts on the health-care law’s defects and the ways to replace it.”

On Monday night, he was on The Blaze TV talking about unintended consequences of Obamacare, and Tuesday morning, he was interviewed by Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Fox & Friends – largely talking about his TV ad and Obamacare – before heading over to MSNBC to talk to Joe Scarborough and his co-hosts, who largely grilled him about his anti-Obamacare platform.

Scarborough noted that former Vermont governor and presidential contender Howard Dean has “said nice things” about Sasse, defending his conservative credentials and calling him a “very solid, constructed conservative.” Dean and Sasse have debated health care issues; Sasse was assistant secretary of Health and Human Services under George W. Bush.

Scarborough also talked about where Sasse went to college, giving Sasse a chance to deliver his self-deprecating one-liner about how he wasn’t good enough to play football at the University of Nebraska.

“I went to Harvard not because I thought it was academically superior but because it was athletically inferior,” he said.

“So you wrestled at Harvard? Alright, I love it,” Scarborough said.

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