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Former Nebraska GOP Gov. Ricketts appointed to fill seat of outgoing Republican Sen. Sasse

Ricketts was appointed by Nebraska Republican Gov. Jim Pillen.

Published: January 12, 2023 10:31am

Updated: January 13, 2023 9:49pm

Former Nebraska GOP Gov. Pete Ricketts was appointed Thursday to fill the Senate seat of Republican Sen. Benn Sasse, wh officially resigned this week to become president of the University of Florida.

Ricketts was appointed by Nebraska Republican Gov. Jim Pillen.

Ricketts will serve the remaining two years of Sasse's six-year term, ahead of a 2024 special Senate election, according to NBC News.

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