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Ben Sasse's Conservative Credentials Questioned, Backed Measure to Help Illegal Aliens

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:08 PM

By Alexandra Ward

Ben Sasse, the Nebraska Republican gunning for a U.S. Senate seat, may have a bit of a liberal streak when it comes to issues such as immigration, according to a new Inquisitr op-ed, which accuses the candidate of creating a "facade to cover up glaring shortcomings."

As of last week, polls showed the 42-year-old president of Midland University leading in the race for the Senate seat left vacant by Republican incumbent Mike Johanns. But with the primary less than a week away, some feel that Sasse may be secretly harboring liberal stances.

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According to the Inquisitr opinion piece, Sasse joined forces with the city council of Fremont City, Nebraska, in 2010 to attempt a repeal of a local ordinance that required all renters to provide proof of legal citizenship.

"According to Sasse's official website, the young Senatorial candidate is in favor of securing the border and forbidding undocumented immigrants from entering the country," Inquisitr reported. "This is a stance that most hardcore Republicans share, and it resonates with many conservative voters. If Sasse outwardly believes what's stated on his website, then why did he allow, and allegedly endorse, the repeal of Ordinance 5165?"

Sasse also demonstrated "questionable political sensibilities" by conspiring with local officials to overturn the public vote, according to the op-ed.

"According to the emails and leaked records requested by [political blogger Chris] Scott, influxes of campaign funds were donated to Sasse from major players in an effort to repeal the ordinance," the op-ed stated. "Many of them turned around and directly contributed to Sasse's campaign fund before he officially announced his intention to run for the incumbent senate seat."

Meanwhile, Sasse's leading opponent, Shane Osborn, a former Nebraska state treasurer and military hero, has been picking up broad conservative and Tea Party support. This past week he was endorsed by the Tea Party Nation.

Osborn has consistently argued against giving illegal aliens special privileges.

The primary election will be held May 13.

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