Nebraska GOP scraps US Senate debate in April

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - The Nebraska Republican Party is hoping to reschedule an April 7 debate it scrapped among GOP candidates for Nebraska's open U.S. Senate seat.
State GOP Executive Director Robert "Bud" Synhorst says the party decided to cancel the Lincoln debate after realizing it would coincide with the NCAA men's basketball championship game.

One senate debate was held Jan. 29 in Gering. Synhorst says a second debate for March 11 in Omaha is still planned.

Debate participants include Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale, Omaha attorney Bart McLeay, former State Treasurer Shane Osborne and Midland University President Ben Sasse. They are vying for the Republican nomination, to be decided by the May 13 primary election, to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, who is not seeking a second term.

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