Establishment Moderates McCain, Graham, Throw Support Behind Shane Osborn in Nebraska Primary

While Ben Sasse continues to rally the support of grassroots conservatives, Shane Osborn courts the DC professional political class

Washington, DC- Two prominent, big-government Senate Republicans are throwing their support behind Shane Osborn in the Nebraska primary, a move that will prove more of a curse than a blessing among fiscal conservatives and tea partiers across the state. Senators John McCain (AZ) and Lindsey Graham (SC) have expressed intentions to travel to Nebraska to raise money for the Osborn campaign, with both Senators donating from their own pockets to the cause.

“This is a continuation of the same concerns that conservatives and tea partiers have with Shane Osborn. Where do his allegiances truly lie?” commented Russ Walker, National Political Director of FreedomWorks for America. “Osborn has been quietly backed by Senator Mitch McConnell and his network of power brokers, and in turn, he refuses to criticize the Minority Leader in public. Now he is backed by ‘wacko bird’ tea party critic John McCain and NSA apologist Lindsey Graham. At this rate, Shane Osborn’s caucus in Washington would be a who’s who in beltway special interests and failed GOP management.”

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