Ricketts & Flood On “Get-Out-The-Vote” Tour – Flood Adds Endorsement

UPDATED: Monday, June 27, 2022 – 3:00pm

LINCOLN, NE – Tuesday, June 28th, is Election Day once again for voters in Nebraska’s First Congressional District, electing a replacement for Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who resigned last March. The winner in that election will immediately begin to serve out Fortenberry’s unexpired term. The opposing candidates are Democrat State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln and Republican State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk.


In preparation for Tuesday’s election, on Monday, June 27th, on the eve of the 1st Congressional District special election, Governor Pete Ricketts  joined Republican candidate for Congress Mike Flood on a Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) tour of the 1st Congressional District.


During the 11:00 AM Lancaster County Stop in Lincoln at the State Capitol Rotunda, Mike Flood earned the endorsements of the Lincoln Police Union and the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police.


“Mike Flood has the proven leadership skills, policy knowledge, and a commitment to support law enforcement to best represent the 1st District in Congress,” said Jeff Sorensen, President of the Lincoln Police Union. “That’s why the Lincoln Police Union proudly endorses Mike Flood for Congress.”


“As the largest law enforcement association in Nebraska, with over 4,500 members, including in Lincoln, Papillion, La Vista, and Bellevue in Sarpy County, Fremont, Norfolk, and more, we are proud to get behind Mike Flood to represent Nebraska in Congress,” said Jim Maguire on behalf of the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police. “We are counting on him to stop some of the radical agendas that are coming from the halls of Congress and get commonsense support to help law enforcement professionals who keep our communities safe.”


“I’m overwhelmed by the support I have received to represent Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District, especially from law enforcement professionals,” said Flood. “Their dedication to justice and to keeping Nebraska families safe is incredible. I will always support them and the critical work they do every day.”


Mike Flood’s law enforcement supporters now include:

Attorney General Doug Peterson

Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police

Lincoln Police Association

Former Nebraska State Patrol Superintendent Col. Tom Nesbitt

Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner

Sarpy County Sheriff Jeff Davis

Madison County Sheriff Todd Volk

Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger

Cuming County Sheriff Brad Boyum

Platte County Sheriff Ed Wemhoff

Polk County Sheriff Dwaine Ladwig

Butler County Sheriff Tom Dion

Seward County Sheriff Michael Vance

Cass County Sheriff Bill Brueggemann

Flood already has the backing of former Governor, Dave Heineman, Governor Pete Ricketts, Lincoln Firefighters, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Nebraska Cattlemen, The Nebraska Sheriff’s Association and a host of others.

Remaining stops along the Monday tour include:

3:30 PM – Platte County Stop in Columbus

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

753 33rd Avenue, Columbus, NE 68601

5:00 PM – Madison County Stop in Norfolk

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce

609 W. Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701



Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s Special Election, the two candidates will be back on the ballot together in November’s General Election seeking a full two-year term in Congress.