Election 2022: Flood easily wins GOP nod for Fortenberry seat; faces Pansing Brooks in November

Mike Flood has won the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District.
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 11:11 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Former Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s name was on Republican ballots in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District, but it didn’t translate into enough votes to trigger any election entanglements.

State Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk won the Republican nomination by a large margin, sidestepping any concerns about a possible write-in campaign come November.

Mike Flood won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.

Flood will face Patty Pansing Brooks, who handily won the Democratic primary, in November’s general election.

Patty Pansing Brooks won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District.

Voters will likely get a preview of that race when the two face off in a special election in June to decide who will finish out Fortenberry’s current term.

Congressman Fortenberry resigned in March but finished second in the primary Tuesday despite his conviction for lying to the FBI, which happened after the deadline to remove a name from local ballots.


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