Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse hands in resignation letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts

Ben Sasse

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska’s Ben Sasse will cease to be a senator on Jan. 8 at noon.

Sasse, who was named president of the University of Florida in November, submitted his resignation letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts on Monday.

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Gov.-elect Jim Pillen announced that he will be seeking applicants to fill the vacant Senate seat.

Applicants need to submit materials by Dec. 23 to the Office of the Governor-elect at or mail them to the Nebraska State Capitol Room 1315, 1445 K St., Lincoln, NE 68508.

Ricketts has been asked about his interest in the seat and has said that if he wants the job, he will follow the same process as other applicants.

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