GOP candidate: Move U.S. Capitol to Nebraska and ‘dismantle Obama’s socialist policies’

By David Edwards
Monday, January 6, 2014 14:58 EDT
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GOP candidate Ben Sasse (YouTube)
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A Republican Senate candidate has made relocating the capitol of the United States part of his campaign for office.

In a campaign advertisement released last week, Ben Sasse says that he wants to “cure the incredible ineffectiveness and dysfunction of both parties in Washington” by moving “the Capitol to Nebraska where they can experience family, conservative values, living within a budget, and pulling together, not pulling apart.”

“This election must be about saving our country from the establishment, dismantling Obama’s failed socialist policies and disrupting the current system,” he argues. “Then we can fight the real conservative battle: protecting our values, traditional marriage, the right to life, the Second Amendment, stopping the rampant borrowing and spending, even taking on the Supreme Court if that’s what it takes.”

Sasse told The Washington Times that he became comfortable being labeled as “the anti-Obamacare candidate” after the issue helped him post stunning fundraising numbers last quarter.

“Our voters are as fed up with Republicans as they are with Democrats,” he explained. “They don’t think there’s an urgency in either party.”

Sasse said that he knew the U.S. Capitol was probably not going to be moved to Nebraska but hoped his proposal would convinced voters to look at his at his five-minute biographical video.

Watch this video from YouTube.

(h/t: Talking Points Memo)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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