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Shane Osborn on Principles & Values

 


Endorsed by Tea Party-oriented group, Freedom Works

Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse countered this week's endorsement of Shane Osborn by Freedom Works with an endorsement from Dick Armey, the conservative organization's high-profile founder. Armey recently left the chairmanship of Freedom Works after an internal struggle.

Sasse previously pocketed endorsements from two conservative national organizations, the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth. All three political action groups espouse conservative principles closely tied to the views of tea party advocates.

The competing endorsements continued to focus the 2014 Senate spotlight on Sasse and Osborn in a Republican contest that has attracted four candidates.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2014 Nebraska Senate debate , Nov 15, 2013

Piloted crippled aircraft to China after midair collision

Shane Osborn is at the center of international attention over US surveillance flights. The Navy lieutenant was the pilot of the turboprop plane that collided with a Chinese jet over the South China Sea on April 1, resulting in the loss of the Chinese aircraft and its pilot. Osborn managed to nurse his crippled aircraft about 70 miles to an emergency landing on Hainan island. He landed without permission--though after broadcasting a "Mayday"--starting an 11-day standoff between the US and China. He also saved the lives of the 24 US military personnel aboard the plane.

It was a harrowing, nerve-wracking experience, according to accounts from the US crew. With two of the plane's four propellers not working and its nose cone, containing vital instruments, sheared off, the aircraft plunged as much as 8,000 feet with its left wing pointing almost straight down as Osborn desperately struggled to regain control. It was "a spectacular feat of airmanship," a Pentagon spokesman said this week.

Source: Edward Walsh in San Francisco Chronicle , Apr 13, 2001

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