Senator Ben Sasse is headed to the election-year flagship state of Iowa this weekend with a new gig. He’s still the junior Senator from Nebraska but will be donning Husker gear and driving unsuspecting Uber riders around the Cornhusker State.
However, Iowans shouldn’t get too nonplussed that a driver with a license from Nebraska will soon be hogging the streets of Omaha any time soon.
As Sasse explained to CNN’s Jake Tapper, this weekend’s work will be to pay off a debt to IJR’s Benny Johnson, who hails from Iowa.
“Let’s be clear why I’m going to be in Iowa this weekend,” Sasse said. “I don’t want to admit it anywhere, let alone on national TV but Nebraska lost to Iowa last year in a football game, and I lost a bet so I have to drive Uber in Iowa next weekend. So that’s the reason I’m going to be in Iowa. It’s about Hawkeyes and Huskers bloodletting on the football field and the aftermath of that.”
Clearly, Sasse is no welcher.
The senator has driven for Uber before on one of his “work tours” that allow him to experience and connect to the residents of Nebraska — and now Iowa — in a unique way.
No word yet on whether Sen. Sasse plans to return to Iowa anytime soon as a presidential candidate.