Updated 2:52 p.m. Monday
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog

LINCOLN, Neb. — About $8.5 million has been spent on Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race so far, with $3 million of that being spent by outside groups hoping to influence Nebraskans’ decisions in Tuesday’s primary election.

The candidate who has benefited most from spending by outsiders is Ben Sasse, president of Midland University and a newcomer to politics. According to analysis by the Sunlight Foundation, $1.4 million has been spent by outside groups in support of Sasse, and nearly $300,000 has been spent in opposition.