Matt Innis

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Matt Innis

Former Chair of the Lancaster County Republican Party
In office
Preceded by  ???
Succeeded by  ???

Born October 24, 1970
Urbana, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa Innis
Children Four
Occupation Businessman
Religion Christian[1]

Military Service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1991 – 1999

Matt Innis (born October 24, 1970, age 53) is a conservative businessman and U.S. Marine Corps veteran from Nebraska who unsuccessfully ran in 2020 to attempt unseating the incumbent anti-Trump Republican senator Ben Sasse. He was the chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party from 2011 to 2015.

2020 U.S. Senate election in Nebraska

See main article: United States Senate elections, 2020

It was stated on August 2, 2019 that Innis would run to oppose Sen. Sasse.[2] Innis has effectively rebuked Sasse for the latter's refusal to sign an endorsement of Trump's re-election efforts, correctly pointing out the senator's opposition to President Trump.[3]

It was announced in late February 2020 that Innis had officially filed to run for the Senate seat.[4]


As part of his campaign trail, Innis traveled to North Platte, Nebraska in early March 2020 to further his anti-establishment, right-wing populist campaign message.[5]

Establishment derailing attempt

After Innis had spent a mere $457 in digital advertising without yet having reported it to the FEC, the establishment-led Douglas County Republican Party seized the opportunity and reported it to the Senate Ethics Committee, suggesting in the complaint that a maximum $50,000 fine can be imposed by the attorney general.[6]


Innis' run was endorsed by the Lincoln County Republican Party and the Scottsbluff County Republican Party.[7][8]

Republican primary results

The primaries for both parties were held on May 12, 2020.[9] Despite strong campaign efforts, Innis lost to Sen. Sasse by a large margin, only managing to garner just shy of 25% of the vote,[10] with much largely attributed to Sasse's advantage as an incumbent.

Political positions

According to his campaign website, Innis is a thorough conservative who is 100% pro-life, an opponent of red flag laws, and a strong supporter of Donald Trump.[11] In addition, Innis also supports Country of Origin Labeling regulations for meat as a protective measure for Nebraskan businesses from being out-competed by low-priced foreign sellers.[12]

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