Nebraska’s first lady appears on video for Pansing Brooks as election nears
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Appearing in a video for the campaign, Nebraska’s first lady is reaffirming her endorsement of Democrat Patty Pansing Brooks for Congress.
Susanne Shore, wife of Gov. Pete Ricketts, endorsed Brooks earlier this year. With mere weeks left before Nov. 8, this is the first appearance Shore has made for Brooks.
In the video, Shore references her career in child advocacy and says Pansing Brooks would use the congressional seat to advocate for children and Nebraskans, including those “who may never agree with her.”
“She listens, considers all points and makes sound decisions, all while never compromising her convictions,” Shore says in the video.
Shore’s endorsement splits with the governor’s pick for the 1st Congressional District, Rep. Mike Flood.
Flood beat Brooks in June’s special election, winning the seat after Jeff Fortenberry’s resignation.
Flood won by 5 percentage points, a stark contrast from Fortenberry, who had won the seat by an average of 30 points across nine elections.
The Republican governor and the Democratic first lady have often found themselves on opposite sides of political races.