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Sen. Ben Sasse lost a bet, and now he will be an Uber driver in Iowa

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) will be driving for Uber in the heart of his university's rival campus after losing a bet on a football game. (Getty Images)

Thanks to a lost bet on a college football game, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) will be driving for Uber and transporting residents of Iowa City while wearing University of Iowa Hawkeyes gear this week.

According to the Independent Journal Review, Sasse made a bet with IJR's Benny Johnson in November about who would win the football game between the Hawkeyes and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. The bet, made publicly on Twitter, was that whoever lost the bet must drive around in the opposing team's gear for Uber at the opposing team's campus.

On Nov. 25, the game ended with the Cornhuskers losing to the Hawkeyes 40-10.

True to his word, Sasse confirmed to CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday during the "State of the Union" that he will be heading to Iowa City to drive for the University of Iowa students.

Tapper and Sasse discussed the GOP's efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump's controversial tweets, and whether or not Sasse's confirmed trip to Iowa means he's going to challenge Trump for the White House in 2020.

Sasse told Tapper that the only reason he's wandering into the campus to serve his former university's rivals is to fulfill the agreement he made with Johnson.

“Well, first of all, let’s be clear why I’m going to be in Iowa this weekend. I don’t want to admit it anywhere, let alone on national TV, but Nebraska lost to Iowa last year in a football game, and I lost a bet,” Sasse said. “So I have to drive Uber in Iowa next weekend. So that’s the reason I’m going to be in Iowa. It’s about Hawkeyes and Huskers bloodletting on the football field and the aftermath of that.”

This is the second time Sasse has driven for Uber. Last November, Sasse drove for the ride-share company in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a way to learn more about his constituents and the changing economy.

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