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Osborn runs for Senate, focus on budget, health care, and veterans

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Former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn says it's time to elect lawmakers that put the people above political interests.

Osborn is touring the state, hoping to secure support in his bid for the U-S Senate.

He says he has three goals: get the country's federal debt under control, reduce regulations on small businesses, and focus on Veterans.

Osborn spent nine years as a Navy pilot.

He says he also expects the Affordable Care Act to continue to be a hot button issue on Capitol Hill.

"It's going to fail.  It's going to result in socialized medicine.  If you want to see a good example of that, go see how the VA works.  See how we're treating our veterans, and see the backlogs, and the quality of care.  That will tell you all you need to know about Obamacare," said Osborn during a stop at that KTIV Studios.

The Norfolk native says he's put over 15,000 miles on his car, visiting 50 Nebraska counties.

Sid Dinsdale, Bart McLeay, and Ben Sasse have also expressed interest in current Senator Mike Johanns' seat.

Johanns is not running for reelection.

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