(OMAHA, NE) – Matt Innis, former Lancaster County Republican Party Chairman and Lincoln business owner, announced today that he will enter the GOP Primary Election for the U.S. Senate. Incumbent Ben Sasse has not announced if he will run for re-election. Innis made his announcement on the Scott Vorhees radio program on KFAB in Omaha.

“I’m running for the U.S. Senate for three important reasons,” Innis said. “First, Nebraska Republicans have told me they want a U.S. Senator who will represent them and Nebraska’s needs. Nebraskans want a U.S. Senator who will be proud to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee and not turn his back on Nebraska’s farmers by abandoning the Agriculture Committee to get a more “glamorous” committee assignment like our incumbent senator did. What is more important to Nebraska than agriculture that creates more than $15 billion of economic activity every year? Agriculture is facing some tough times right now, and Nebraska needs a fighter for agriculture in the Senate.”

“Second, Nebraska Republicans have told me one of the most important things President Trump has done is to appoint conservative judges to the federal bench. If our incumbent had his way in 2016, Hillary Clinton would have been elected and making those appointments. The incumbent can’t take credit for the two Supreme Court appointments or Nebraskan Brian Buescher’s recent confirmation as a federal U.S. District Court judge.

“Third, because of the federal court appointments, the reductions in government regulation by President Trump and his tax cuts that have cut unemployment in so many sectors and improved our economy, and
getting tough with our trade partners, we need a senator who will support President Trump’s re-election in 2020. The incumbent has yet to say he will support the Republican Party’s nominee – President
Trump – in 2020. I will, and I challenge the incumbent to do the same,” Innis said.

Innis, age 48, who owns a lighting and cabling contracting business in Lincoln, also served eight years in the United States Marine Corps. He served as chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party from 2011 – 2015. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 26 years, and they have four children.