Rep. Smith re-elected in Nebraska's 3rd District

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Republican Rep. Adrian Smith has cruised to a seventh term in Nebraska's GOP-friendly 3rd Congressional District.

Smith easily defeated Democratic challenger Paul Theobald in Tuesday's election. The vast, rural district Smith represents is one of the most Republican-heavy in the nation. Smith far outraised Theobald, with more than $1 million in campaign cash on hand, compared to $19,000 raised by his opponent.

Smith campaigned on his continued opposition to the Affordable Care Act and sought to add new work requirements for people to qualify for federal assistance.

Theobald, a professor and hog farmer, touted his support for universal health care and raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.