Sasse: Move Capitol to Nebraska

A Republican Senate candidate in Nebraska is running a political ad calling for the Capitol to be moved to his home state.

Senate candidate Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseSenate GOP votes to permanently ban earmarks The Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget Senate Republicans running away from Alabama abortion law MORE argues the U.S. Capitol should be moved to Nebraska to cure the dysfunction of Congress.

Sasse's 30-second ad, which ran in Nebraska during the weekend's NFL playoff games, begins with a semi-truck pulling the massive Capitol building behind it.


“That is it,” Sasse says in the ad. “The way to cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington, we move the capitol to Nebraska and leave the lobbyists and influence peddlers behind, so Congress can experience family, conservative values and living within a budget. We have to choose the strongest, most conservative Nebraska voice to send to Washington.”

Sasse is running in a contentious GOP primary for Nebraska’s open Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Mike JohannsMichael (Mike) Owen JohannsMeet the Democratic sleeper candidate gunning for Senate in Nebraska Farmers, tax incentives can ease the pain of a smaller farm bill Lobbying World MORE (R-Neb.). The winner of the Republican primary in the red state will be the frontrunner in the general election as well. 

Sasse has already picked up the endorsement of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and a number of outside groups including the Senate Conservative Fund and the Club for Growth.

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