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Republican Jeff Fortenberry wins reelection to U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District

Kate Bolz vs. Jeff Fortenberry
Kate Bolz vs. Jeff Fortenberry(Ellis Wiltsey)
Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 9:44 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 4, 2020 at 12:52 AM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Republican Jeff Fortenberry wins reelection to U.S. House in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District. This will be Fortenberry’s ninth consecutive term.

Fortenberry, a Republican, has represented Nebraska’s 1st District, which includes Lincoln, since 2005.

He went up against Democrat Kate Bolz is a Nebraska State Senator representing a seat from Lincoln.

Bolz led the race when early returns came up, but as more votes were counted the race shifted. Bolz conceded the race early Wednesday morning.

“It is with sadness that I concede the race for Nebraska’s First Congressional District,” Bolz said. “But it is with pride that I can say with conviction that we ran an incredible campaign. We defied odds, we persevered through a pandemic, and we won victories of votes, endorsements, and hearts and minds.”

Fortenberry spoke with 10/11 NOW Tuesday night when it looked like he would win the race. Watch his comments in the video below.

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