Nebraska governor names predecessor to US Senate seat


              Governor Jim Pillen, left, announces the appointment of former governor Pete Ricketts, center, to the seantorship as he stands beside his wife Susanne Shore, right, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. The vacancy, left open by the departure of Ben Sasse, has been expected to go to Ricketts after his depurate from the governorship last year. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Governor Jim Pillen, left, announces the appointment of former governor Pete Ricketts, right, to Nebraska's open senate seat, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. The vacancy, left open by the departure of Ben Sasse, has been expected to go to Ricketts after his depurate from the governorship last year. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts talks about his appointment to the US Senate by Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, right, in the Governor's Hearing Room on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. The vacancy was created upon the departure of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
            
              Sen. Deb Fischer, left, listens to former Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts talk about his appointment to the US Senate by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen in the Governor's Hearing Room on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. The vacancy was created upon the departure of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
            
              Former Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts talks about his appointment to the U.S. Senate by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen in the Governor's Hearing Room on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. The vacancy was created upon the departure of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
            
              Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, left, announces the appointment of former Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, right, to the U.S. Senate in the Governor's Hearing Room on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Lincoln, Neb. The vacancy was created upon the departure of U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
            
              Former Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks after being nominated to Nebraska's vacant U.S. Senate seat by Gov. Jim Pillen, left, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Governor Jim Pillen shakes hands with former gov. Pete Ricketts after he was appointed to Nebraska's open senate seat, during an announcement on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. The vacancy, left open by the departure of Ben Sasse, has been expected to go to Ricketts after his depurate from the governorship last year. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen speaks to the press following the appointment of former Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, to Nebraska's open senate seat, during an announcement on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. The vacancy, left open by the departure of Ben Sasse, has been expected to go to Ricketts after his depurate from the governorship last year. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Governor Jim Pillen, center, announces the appointment of former governor Pete Ricketts to Nebraska's open senate seat, during an announcement on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. The vacancy, left open by the departure of Ben Sasse, has been expected to go to Ricketts after his depurate from the governorship last year. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Former Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks after being nominated to Nebraska's vacant U.S. Senate seat by Gov. Jim Pillen, left, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, center, announces the appointment of former governor Pete Ricketts to Nebraska's vacant U.S. Senate seat on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            
              Former Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks after being nominated to Nebraska's vacant U.S. Senate seat by Gov. Jim Pillen, left, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
            Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, left, and former Gov. Pete Ricketts laugh at a joke during the announcement of a new senator to Nebraska's open senate seat, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, at Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. The vacancy, left open by the departure of Ben Sasse, has been expected to go to Ricketts after his depurate from the governorship last year. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
Nebraska governor names predecessor to US Senate seat