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Flood claims victory over Pansing Brooks in special election

Republican Mike Flood has declared victory in Nebraska’s 1st District Congressional Special Election to fill the remainder of Jeff Fortenberry’s term.
Tuesday, June 28th 2022, 10:33 PM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Republican Mike Flood has declared victory in Nebraska’s 1st District Congressional Special Election to fill the remainder of Jeff Fortenberry’s term. The race was officially called shortly before 10:30 p.m.

It was a tight race race with the leader flip flopping throughout the night Tuesday as results rolled in.

Flood will serve in Congress until Jan. 3, 2023.

“Tonight, this district sent a clear message to Washington: it’s time for a change in direction,” Flood said. “The 1st Congressional District has taken the first step toward restoring a Republican majority in the House, firing Nancy Pelosi, and getting America back on track.”

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

Flood was at the Midtown Event Center in Norfolk and Pansing Brooks was at Alchemy in Lincoln watching as results rolled in.

“Though we came up a bit short tonight, our numbers at the polls today prove that we’re right on track to our ultimate goal: a full term in November,” Pansing Brooks said. “Those results send a clear and powerful message that Nebraskans are ready to fight for change - and I’m ready to deliver.”

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

Fortenberry resigned days 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.

View full results here.

Mike Flood is the founder and an owner of Flood Communications and News Channel Nebraska. All stories about him and any declared candidates in the Nebraska First Congressional District race during the remainder of his campaign and/or ensuing tenure in office have been and will be written by outside media outlets.