Republican Mike Flood wins special election to U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 8:23 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 10:28 PM CDT
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(KTIV) - Voters in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District have decided Mike Flood will serve out the remainder of former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s term.

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Two Nebraska State Senators were vying for the spot in the June 28 Special Election, Republican Mike Flood and Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks.

Flood, a former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, will serve the rest of what would have been Fortenberry’s ninth term, which ends on Jan. 3, 2023.

Flood and Pansing Brooks will appear in a rematch in November after both won their respective primaries to seek a full term to represent the 1st Congressional District.

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District is comprised of Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Lancaster, Madison, Platte, Seward, and Stanton counties, and parts of Sarpy and Polk counties.

The special election was called because Fortenberry resigned after his March conviction on three felony charges for lying to the FBI about illegal campaign donations. He had held the seat since 2005. He was sentenced Tuesday to two years probation, 320 hours of community service and a $25,000 fine.

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