Ne­braska Democrats re­nounce Se­nate pick over com­ments

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - NATION & WORLD -

OMAHA, Neb. — The Ne­braska Demo­cratic Party called on its U.S. Se­nate nom­i­nee, Chris Jan­icek, to drop out of the race Tues­day af­ter he made sex­u­ally re­pug­nant com­ments about a cam­paign staffer in a group text with her and other staffers.

At one point dur­ing the group text, he wrote that he had ar­gued with her and then asked whether the cam­paign should spend money on “get­ting her laid.” He then de­scribed in graphic de­tail an imag­ined group sex scene in­volv­ing the staffer. He later said his com­ments were “a joke,” and texted an apol­ogy to the group. Jan­icek, who is chal­leng­ing Repub­li­can in­cum­bent Sen. Ben Sasse, said he doesn’t plan to drop out of the race.

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