Republican Senate candidate Ben Sasse and his children from left: Elizabeth, Alexandra and Breck arrive to Sasse's campaign headquarters in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Sasse is running against Democrat Dave Domina for the Senate Seat of Mike Johanns, R-Neb., who is not seeking re-election. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Ben Sasse: Senator with an Uber Side Hustle

On Saturday, Adrian Silva, a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln decided it was too chilly to walk home from his job at the Sheldon Art Center, so he requested an Uber. He couldn’t help but notice the photo beside the driver’s name, Benjamin, looked a lot like Republican Senator Ben Sasse.

Sure enough, when the GMC Acadia pulled up, the Senator opened the driver’s side door to greet Silva.

As he drove the student home, Silva asked if they could talk politics – a disappointed Hillary Clinton supporter, he wanted to know if Sen. Sasse maintained his notorious #NeverTrump stance. He emphasized in his response that he would obviously have to work with President-Elect Donald Trump.

Silva noted he was impressed with his answer, and got out of the car with an appreciation of how he and other senators handle working with the president – regardless of who it is – as it’s a big part of their job.

Sen. Sasse’s service as an Uber driver for charity was a part of one of his work tours – the Sasse team elaborated:

Senator Sasse does tons of Nebraska work events — from changing tires on semi-trucks to feeding cattle at 5am. This work tour was built around the changing and disintermediated economy, a subject he talks about frequently. The Senator doesn’t receive a dollar for these work opportunities and doesn’t want to.

In addition to achieving a five star rating and getting some quality time with Nebraskans, Sen. Sasse learned some valuable things during his Uber adventure –

I have a feeling if the Senator had picked up a college student in the wee hours of Saturday morning, the student’s reaction may have been a little different – either overly ecstatic or horrified, depending on the circumstance.

The bottom line is Sen. Sasse is exemplifying the meaning of public service – something that gets lost in the shuffle nowadays. What a positive way to end such an emotional week in politics.

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Elizabeth Greenaway

Elizabeth Greenaway, also known as The Petite Patriot, is a marketing and communications strategist by day and a political enthusiast by night. She recently decided to combine her passions and began writing content to promote the political ideology she believes in. Her writing has been featured on TheBlaze and Todd Huff Radio.

Elizabeth caught the political bug at an early age. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as a White House Intern while she was in college. While Elizabeth currently resides in central Pennsylvania, her heart never left the political scene in Washington, D.C.

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