Pansing Brooks Highlights Million Dollar House Campaign Financial Support | Regional government

Democratic congressional candidate Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln said her campaign passed the $1 million fundraising milestone after her close battle with Republican Mike Flood of Norfolk in a June 28 special election that sent Flood in Congress to fill the 1st seat of the Eastern Nebraska District House.

“People in District 1 are concerned about the extremism that is rampant in Washington,” Pansing Brooks said, pointing to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Roe v. Wade of 1973 which guaranteed a woman’s right to have an abortion.

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As Americans grapple with inflation, Pansing Brooks said, “politicians in Washington won’t stop throwing grenades” and will focus on issues that matter to their constituents.

Pansing Brooks, who lost to Flood by 6,234 votes in last month’s special election, said she had raised $1,040,172 in campaign funds as of July 18.

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The latest campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Flood raised $1,369,791 during the same period.

Pansing Brooks declared $353,995 cash on hand; The flood brought in $47,434.

Last month’s special election filled the House seat vacated by the resignation of former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry following his conviction for lying to federal officials about illegal foreign campaign contributions to his campaign. for re-election in 2016.

Mug Mike Flood after the special elections


Flood emerged with 52.7% of 115,800 votes.

The general election in November will determine who takes the seat in the House for the next two-year term, starting in January.

Democrats haven’t held the 1st House District seat since Clair Callan of Odell won a single term in 1964.

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