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U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska wins 9th term

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Posted at 11:59 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 00:59:58-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has won a ninth term in Congress. He overcame a challenge from a Democratic state lawmaker from Lincoln.

Fortenberry defeated state Sen. Kate Bolz in the 1st Congressional District, which includes Lincoln and a large, conservative swath of eastern Nebraska.

The race was unusually competitive, and Fortenberry attacked Bolz in a series of television ads. Fortenberry commended Bolz for running a strong campaign.

Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse easily defeated two Democratic challengers in the GOP-dominated state. And Republican Rep. Adrian Smith easily won reelection in the conservative 3rd Congressional District.

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