GOP Senate candidate Sasse resigns from university

May 22, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Ben Sasse plans to resign as Midland University's president at the end of the year regardless of whether he wins a seat in the U.S. Senate in November.

Sasse announced this week that he submitted his letter of resignation to Midland three days after he won the May 13 GOP primary.

Sasse says he decided to announce his resignation now, so Midland officials would have more time to search for his successor. Sasse has led the university in Fremont for five years.

Sasse faces Democrat Dave Domina in November's general election. Sasse is the favorite to replace Republican Mike Johanns in conservative Nebraska.

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