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.