Senate hopeful Sasse strikes first with tongue-in-cheek TV ad

Shot from Sasse's TV ad, the first statewide ad of the 2014 campaign.

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog

At the very least Ben Sasse’s Senate campaign can add.

It knows four Senate hopefuls plus six governor wannabees equals a get-to-know-me GOP logjam; one Sasse hopes to counter with an early air strike.

Shot from Sasse’s TV ad, the first statewide ad of the 2014 campaign.

Enter the first statewide TV ad of the 2014 campaign (click here).

Starting this past weekend—it aired during the NFL playoffs—and apparently running a good part of January, the $50,000 tongue-in-cheek buy talks about moving the U.S. Capitol to Nebraska “to cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington.”

On a more serious note Sasse—the President of Midland University in Fremont—paints himself as the most conservative candidate in the race.

Up until now the Senate hopefuls, mostly Sasse and Shane Osborn, have sparred over endorsements, an October poll and campaign tactics.

The poll, done by Osborn, found the former state treasurer with a comfortable lead: It was Osborn 39 percent, Sasse and banker Sid Dinsdale both with seven percent while attorney Bart McLeay came in at one percent.

But again the poll was taken by Osborn and it is now nearly three months old.

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