Ricketts wins Nebraska Senate GOP primary

Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.) is projected to easily win his Republican primary, according to Decision Desk HQ.

Ricketts, who was tapped to fill former Sen. Ben Sasse’s (R-Neb.) seat last year and is running to finish the rest of Sasse’s term, easily survived a primary challenge by Air Force veteran John Glen Weaver, who received the endorsement of the Nebraska GOP.  Republican Mac Stevens also competed in the GOP primary.

Ricketts, a former governor, will take on Democrat Preston Love Jr., who founded and serves as executive director for Black Votes Matter Institute of Community Engagement, in November.

The nonpartisan election handicapper Cook Political Report rates Ricketts’s seat “solid Republican.”

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