Governor Nebraska says he could replace Sen. Sasse
The governor of Nebraska said on Oct. 7 that he may be appointed to the U.S Senate to replace Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) should he decide to resign to become the university's president. GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts declined to appoint himself to the post, but did not rule out replacing Sasse.
When a vacancy occurs during a senator's term, the governor appoints a new senator. In 2020, Sasse won re-election. A term limit has ended Ricketts' second term as governor. His term of office will end in early 2023.
“If I choose to pursue the appointment, I will leave the appointment decision to the next governor and will follow the process established for all interested candidates,” Ricketts said. “It is the honor of a lifetime to serve as the governor of Nebraska. It is the greatest job in the world, and it will remain my number one focus for the remainder of my term.”
8 October 2022