When he first ran as a candidate for Congress in 1998, Lee Terry famously said he would only serve three terms. Now in his seventh term, Terry has competition from within his own party from a man who says he will not become a career politician.
Republican Brett Lindstrom filed his paperwork with the secretary of state in Lincoln on Wednesday. Lindstrom says he can use his background as a financial advisor and an athlete to take care of things like the national debt. And he doesn’t care for career politicians.
"They go to Washington too long. They come beholden to special interests and lobbyists. I have no intention of making the House a career. I want to serve District 2 and then come back to the private sector."
At least one other Republican plans to run for Terry's seat, plus two Democrats. The primary election is May 15th.