Kearney, NE (AP) - Republican Ben Sasse has filed paperwork for his U.S. Senate candidacy in Kearney.
Sasse hopes to replace Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, who is not seeking a second term.
The Midland University president and former assistant secretary of health under President George W. Bush filed his candidacy papers Thursday. Sasse said in a release that Nebraskans he's met with have overwhelmingly opposed President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law and want a candidate who will lead the charge to repeal it.
Sasse faces four others in the May 13 GOP primary. They are former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn, Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale, Omaha attorney Bart McLeay and Clifton Johnson of Fort Calhoun.
Omaha lawyer David Domina is running as a Democrat, and Jim Jenkins is running as an independent.
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