Flood Receives Nebraska Farm Bureau Endorsement

LINCOLN, NE – State Sen. Mike Flood has been endorsed by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Political Action Committee (NEFB-PAC). Flood is seeking to serve the First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Based on the results of Nebraska Farm Bureau’s grassroots selection process, which involves gathering input from local County Farm Bureaus across the state, Flood demonstrates his understanding of agriculture and its impact on our economy, according to Sherry Vinton, chair of the NEFB-PAC.

“It is clear our members believe Mike Flood is the right person to represent the First Congressional District. We are proud to offer him our endorsement and support as he seeks to represent Nebraskans in Congress,” said Vinton.

First District Congressional republican Mike Flood thanks Nebraska Farm Bureau for its Endorsement! From left Lancaster County farmers Dave Nielsen, Bruce Tiedeman, Herschel Staats; Mark McHargue, NEFB a President; Rod Hollman, Lancaster County Farmer; and Sam Gifford, rancher.

The NEFB-PAC endorsements are based on candidate’s positions on agriculture and rural issues and recommendations from district evaluation committees.

“Mike has a vast amount of experience serving as a current state senator and serving from 2005 to 2013, in which he also served as Speaker of the Legislature. This makes him a great candidate to represent Nebraska in the First Congressional District. Mike is a businessman and understands the important role agriculture plays in Nebraska’s economy,” said Vinton.

Flood has been a strong advocate for Farm Bureau priorities such as tax reform, working to expand broadband and e-connectivity, as well as growing opportunities for economic development in rural areas.

“Mike will work every day for Nebraska families to protect their freedoms, grow our economy, cut taxes, and reduce federal overreach. He will fight to make sure Congress reflects our Nebraska values,” said Vinton.

Flood’s proven leadership as a former Speaker of the Legislature and current state senator makes him well qualified to serve on the national stage representing Nebraska’s First Congressional District.

“We’re pleased to support Mike as he seeks to serve those in Nebraska’s First Congressional District. We look forward to working with him for the betterment of Nebraska and the nation,” said Vinton. The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 55,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit www.nefb.org.


Following receipt of the endorsement, Flood was introduced by NEFB President Mark McHargue. In his acceptance he detailed the steps he went through to obtain the group’s approval, including the establishment of an ag advisory committee. He said he regards it as a “seal of approval” from Nebraska farmers and ranchers. Flood stated that he believes Nebraska’s rural community wants a conservative way of life. He concluded his prepared remarks by saying the endorsement is a tremendous honor. Flood then took questions from the media in attendance.

Asked about the upcoming Nebraska Republican Executive Committee meeting on Saturday, Flood said he has notified the committee that he would be honored to receive the nomination to run in the June 28th First Congressional District special election. He stated that he is taking nothing for granted. He said the burden is on him to introduce himself to every voter in the district and make the case why he is the best choice to fill the vacant congressional seat. If Flood wins the special election he will serve out the remainder of the term until next January.

Mike Flood’s name is also on the May 10th primary election ballot as well as three other Republican candidates. If Flood wins both the special election in June and the May primary he would still need to win in November to continue to serve as the First District Congressman from Nebraska.