Sen. Mike Flood wins special election for 1st Congressional District seat

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – State Sen. Mike Flood will now take over the 1st Congressional District seat, left vacant by former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.

The Associated Press called the special election race between Flood and Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks at 10:24 p.m.

Flood was selected as the GOP nominee after Fortenberry was convicted of lying to federal investigators regarding illegal campaign funds.

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Gov. Pete Ricketts, former Gov. Dave Heineman and the Nebraska Farm Bureau endorsed Flood during his campaign.

On Monday, Flood received a last-minute endorsement by the Lincoln Police Union and the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police.

Pansing Brooks and Flood will face off once again for the seat in the general election in November.

Election results can be found here.

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