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Nebraska GOP Senator Sasse Is Leaving Senate for University of Florida Post

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Senator Ben Sasse

Senator Ben Sasse

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Republican Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska is poised to resign in December from Congress to become president at the University of Florida.

“I’m delighted to be in conversation with the leadership of this special community about how we might together build a vision for UF to be the nation’s most-dynamic, bold, future-oriented university,” Sasse said in a tweeted statement. He said he had been pursued by a number of institutions over the last two years.