Former lieutenant governor Maxine Moul is running for Congress. 

The Democrat launched her candidacy Wednesday for Nebraska's first congressional district.

She is the only challenger to Republican Jeff Fortenberry.

Moul began a two-day tour of ten communities in Eastern Nebraska. 

Maxine Moul has been a business owner, agency director, and foundation president...in addition to being a former lietenant governor.

She says if elected, she would bring Nebraska's values and honesty to Washington.

Maxine Moul is promising to retake a federal government that she says has been kidnapped by elitists and special interests. 

The Democrat says if elected, she will restore honesty to Washington, and put the interests of the American people first.

Some of her chief concerns are the economy, health care, education, and agriculture and rural development.

She says wasteful spending, and a ballooning national deficit, is hurting generations of Americans.

And, high health care costs and poor company policies have left far too many people without health insurance.

She says there are 46 million uninsured people in this country, including 200-thousand in Nebraska. 

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will announce his intention to run for a second term Thursday in Lincoln, Fremont and Norfolk.

He's expected to lay out his accomplishments in Congress, and describe his agenda for a second term.