Nebraska US House Races Focused on Reducing Budget

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Voters are deciding the fate of Nebraska's three Republican congressmen, who all made federal spending a centerpiece of their re-election campaigns.

U.S. Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith are considered favorites to win Tuesday in their overwhelmingly Republican U.S. House districts.

The race is expected to be tighter in the Omaha-based 2nd district, where incumbent Rep. Lee Terry faces Democrat John Ewing, the Douglas County treasurer. The contest turned personal, as Terry and Ewing repeatedly accused each other of supporting reckless spending.

In the 1st district, Fortenberry has called for "shared sacrifice" with the federal budget, while Democratic challenger Korey Reiman has backed spending cuts.

In the 3rd district, Smith has supported a balanced budget amendment. Democrat Mark Sullivan espouses deficit reduction through spending cuts and tax increases.

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