LINCOLN, Neb. – The day before Nebraska’s Republican primary election, talk radio host Laura Ingraham was questioning his toughness on immigration. The day after the election, Rush Limbaugh was celebrating his ability to articulately indict liberalism.

And in between, on election day, Ben Sasse nailed 49 percent of the vote in a four-man race, racking up more than twice as many votes as the runner-up in his first run at public office.

So who is this guy who’s been dubbed a rising star by both the National Review and FOX News, who would be one of the youngest U.S. Senators if elected in November as expected?