Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Election 2014 buttonThe four Republican Party candidates in the Nebraska May Primary for U-S Senate… Sid Dinsdale, Bart McLeay, Shane Osborn and Ben Sasse…will hold their first debate next Wednesday night in Gering.

The 7 pm debate at the Gering Civic Center is being co-sponsored by the GOP and the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation.

The debate is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so tickets are required. Radio stations in Scottsbluff-Gering, Lexington, North Platte, and McCook will carry the debate life and two will also have live audio and video streaming on the Internet.

Nebraska Republican Party chairman J-L Spray says the debate “is an opportunity for Nebraska voters to get familiar with all of our candidates in the U.S. Senate race and to get a better sense of who they are and where they stand on the different issues that affect Nebraska.”

NFBF President Steve Nelson says his group got involved because they believe it’s important that voters have the opportunity to learn as much as they can about the candidates and the debate is an opportunity to hear directly from the four about their perspective on key issues related to agriculture,”

Both men appreciate the media coverage for the debate. Spray says it means that any Nebraskan interested in learning more about the Republican candidates will be able to hear and see it first-hand…and he hopes a lot of them take advantage of the opportunity.

Tickets for the audience may be obtained by contacting the Nebraska Republican Party at 402-475-2122 or email

Live radio coverage of the event will include:

KNEB Radio, AM 960 – Scottsbluff
KRVN Radio, AM 880 – Lexington
KOLT Radio, AM 1320 and KHYY FM 106.9 – Scottsbluff/Gering
KICX Radio, FM 96.1 – McCook
KODY Radio, AM 1240 – North Platte

Live Internet stream: West Point and Scottsbluff/Gering