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Osborn: Political ads help draw "contrast" between GOP candidates for U.S. Senate


Nebraska's primary election is one week away. The Republican race for Mike Johanns' U.S. Senate seat has generated more negative campaign ads than the others.

Former Nebraska State Treasurer Shane Osborn, and Midland University President Ben Sasse, are two of five candidates in the race. Both painted themselves as the U.S. Senate primary's most conservative candidate.

While Osborn admits some of the ads have had a negative tone, he says they help draw distinctions between the two men. "There are some things I view as negative, and some I view as contrasting," said Shane Osborn, (R) U.S. Senate Candidate. "I don't believe that I've been negative. I'm definitely contrasting records. It's unfortunate that, sometimes, things get a little negative. But, at the same time, it's important for people to be informed and vote."

Osborn is one of five candidates in the race to represent the Republican party in November's general election. The others include: Sasse, Sid Dinsdale, Bart McCleay and Clifton Johnson.

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