Flood defeats Pansing Brooks in House race | Local

Overpowering a strong showing of support for Democratic nominee Patty Pansing Brooks in Lincoln, Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk won Tuesday’s special congressional election and kept eastern Nebraska’s 1st District seat in Republican hands. Pansing Brooks, a Lincoln state senator, held the early lead, but Flood edged ahead during the second hour of vote-counting and … Read more

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday’s primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be nominating candidates to replace former US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican … Read more

The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden: `No’ policy for Russia regime change

Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Monday! We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the co-creators. Readers can find us on Twitter @asimendinger and @alweaver22. Please recommend the Morning Report to friends and let us … Read more

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announces resignation

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)—Republican US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska on Saturday resigned from office after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national. In a letter to the House, Fortenberry said he was resigning from Congress, effective March 31. “It has been my honor … Read more

Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska GOP congressman, says he will resign following felony convictions

Washington CNN — Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, who was convicted earlier this week in regard to an investigation looking into illegal campaign contributions, will resign from Congress, he announced in a letter to supporters on Saturday. The resignation will be effective on March 31, per a letter Fortenberry attached to his email to … Read more

McCarthy, Pelosi call on convicted Republican lawmaker to resign

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyMcCarthy confidant GOP conference will make him Speaker if Republicans win back House McCarthy says GOP will win control of House: ‘It’s not going to be a five-seat majority’ House GOP keeps Trump at arm’s length as it hones midterm strategy MORE (R-Calif.) and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill’s Morning … Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry found guilty on all three counts | Regional Government

Todd Cooper Omaha World-Herald LOS ANGELES — History hit Jeff Fortenberry with a devastating blow Thursday. A federal jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting the nine-term Nebraska congressman on one count of concealing conduit campaign contributions and two counts of lying to federal agents. Fortenberry, a 61-year-old Republican, is the highest-ranking elected official … Read more

Nebraska US Rep. Fortenberry found guilty in campaign probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday on charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign from a foreign billionaire at a 2016 Los Angeles fundraiser. A federal jury in LA deliberated about two hours before finding the nine-term Republican guilty of … Read more