Sen. Ben Sasse will fill in tonight for former Vice President Dick Cheney at a high-profile Republican event in the Granite State.
Cheney had been scheduled to address the First In The Nation Presidential Town Hall, a two-day event hosted by the New Hampshire GOP.
But inclement weather disrupted Cheney's travel plans, sending organizers into a scramble that ended when the Nebraskan agreed to fly up.
“Sen. Sasse was gracious enough to come up and address this important event,” said Ryan Williams, a GOP adviser to the state Republican party. “We’re very grateful for his flexibility and his last-minute acceptance of our invitation. Activists in New Hampshire are excited to hear from him. He’s regarded as a rising star in the Republican party.”
The speaking engagement gives Sasse, 43, the opportunity to address party activists in an important presidential nominating state.
Other scheduled speakers at the event include most of the 2016 GOP presidential candidates and various other prominent Republican politicians, including Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.