NEGOP nominates candidate to fill vacancy in 1st Congressional District

The Nebraska Republican Party nominated its nominee for the vacant 1st congressional district on Saturday.Mike Flood was nominated as the nominee after the NEGOP voted by secret ballot.The two nominees, Mike Flood and John Glen Weaver spoke to the committee executive of the NEGOP before the vote Saturday “I want to ask you to imagine who you see serving most effectively in the United States Congress. Not in the Nebraska state legislature, but in Washington DC,” Weaver said at the meeting. . The final vote totaled 24 votes to 5 in favor of Flood. “I am honored to be my party’s nominee to serve our district and advance our conservative values ​​in Congress,” Flood said in a press release Saturday. “Together, we will win the May 10 primary, the June 28 special election and the November general election. We will keep that red seat, help fire Nancy Pelosi as president and restore control over Joe Biden and his disastrous administration.” A campaign statement from John Glen Weaver on Saturday said, “John Glen Weaver congratulated his opponent on being nominated by the Nebraska GOP Executive Committee to be the Republican nominee in the First District special election. of Congress to fill the remaining 6 months of Rep. Fortenberry’s term John Glen’s sole focus moving forward is to interact and engage with voters every day to gain their support and vote on 10 May 2022. He looks forward to the May 10 primary where voters can decide he is the best candidate to serve the people of the First Congressional District for a full term in Congress. atty Pansing Brooks, candidate for the Democratic Party of Nebraska, to fill the vacancy in the 1st congressional district. “I have no doubt Nebraska Republicans will unite behind Mike and he will defeat Senator Pansing Brooks in the special election,” said NEGOP Chairman Dan Welch. The special election is scheduled for the same day that former congressman Jeff Fortenberry is expected to be sentenced following his conviction on three counts of lying to the FBI about a 2016 foreign campaign contribution .

The Republican Party of Nebraska named its nominee for the vacant 1st Congressional District position on Saturday.

Mike Flood was nominated after the NEGOP voted by secret ballot.

The two candidates, Mike Flood and John Glen Weaver addressed the NEGOP executive committee ahead of Saturday’s vote.

“I want to ask you to imagine who you see serving most effectively in the United States Congress. Not in the Nebraska state legislature, but in Washington DC,” Weaver said at the meeting.

The final vote was 24 to 5 in favor of Flood.

“I am honored to be my party’s nominee to serve our district and advance our conservative values ​​in Congress,” Flood said in a press release Saturday.. “Together, we will win the May 10 primary, the June 28 special election and the November general election. We will keep that red seat, help fire Nancy Pelosi as president and restore control over Joe Biden and his disastrous administration.”

A John Glen Weaver campaign statement on Saturday said, “John Glen Weaver congratulated his opponent on being nominated by the Nebraska GOP Executive Committee to be the Republican nominee in the First Congressional District Special Election to fill the remaining 6 months of Rep. Fortenberry’s term John Glen’s sole focus moving forward is to interact and engage with voters every day to gain their support and vote on May 10, 2022. He awaits looking forward to the May 10 primary where voters can decide he is the best candidate to serve the people of the First Congressional District for a full term in Congress.”

Flood will now run in the special election to be held on June 28 and will run against Nebraska Democratic Party nominee Patty Pansing Brooks to fill the vacancy in the 1st congressional district.

“I have no doubt that Nebraska Republicans will unite behind Mike and that he will soundly beat Sen. Pansing Brooks in the special election,” said NEGOP chairman Dan Welch.

The special election is scheduled for the same day that former congressman Jeff Fortenberry is expected to be sentenced following his conviction on three counts of lying to the FBI about a 2016 foreign campaign contribution .

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