Kobach endorses Osborn in Nebraska US Senate race

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Kansas man who helped draft Fremont’s contentious immigration ordinance and several similar ones around the country has endorsed Shane Osborn for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach issued the endorsement for Osborn Thursday, saying it’s “absolutely essential that we have U.S. senators who will vote against amnesty for illegal aliens.”

Kobach, who is also an attorney, represented the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont in a lawsuit that unsuccessfully challenged its ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.

Others seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday are Midland University President Ben Sasse, Omaha banker Sid Dinsdale and Omaha attorney Bart McLeay. They seek to replace Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, who is not seeking a second term.

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