Senator Curt Bromm of Wahoo has Lead in Money-Raising Battle for 1st District Congressional Seat

Three Republican candidates vying for the 1st District congressional seat are in a money-raising battle being won by state Senator Curt Bromm of Wahoo.

Bromm, a Wahoo attorney, has raised nearly $138,000, all in the first three months of the year.

Former Lincoln City Council member Jeff Fortenberry has raised $97,000. Greg Ruehle of Garland, who is executive vice president of Nebraska Cattlemen, has raised $102,000.

On the Democratic side, the money leader is state Senator Matt Connealy, who farms near Decatur. He has raised nearly $165,000.

In the 2nd District, Republican Lee Terry's campaign total is $706,000. He is being challenged in his bid for a fourth term by Democratic state Senator Nancy Thompson of Papillion.

She has raised more than $225,000.

In the 3rd District, Republican Tom Osborne has raised just 45-thousand dollars. He does not accept special interest money or large individual contributions.

Totals for his opponents were not immediately available.

He is being challenged by Democrat Donna Anderson of Columbus and Nebraska Party candidates Duane Dufek of Creighton and Joe Rosberg of Wausa.