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Senate Candidate Mocks Special Needs Children, Withdraws Comment Published: January 17, 2014

Former Nebraska state Treasurer Shane Osborn, who is running for the U.S. Senate, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was passed Wednesday in the House, a "short bus to nowhere" in a tweet that his campaign subsequently deleted, realizing that it could be offensive. A school bus shorter in length than a conventional school bus is commonly used to transport students with physical or mental handicaps.

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