LINCOLN – In a crowded field of five candidates, State Senator Mike Flood of Norfolk handily defeated all of his opponents in the 1st Congressional District Republican primary election Tuesday – including one candidate who received over 8,000 votes and was not electable.
Late tally had Flood with well over 75% of the vote although, as this is being written, there are still some votes not yet counted.
Flood will now participate in a Special Election in the 1st Congressional District to replace Jeff Fortenberry for the remaining months of his term. That election will happen next month, on June 28th. Regardless of the outcome of that election, Flood will still be on the November 8th general election ballot for a full 2-year term.
Both Flood and Republican gubernatorial winner Jim Pillen had adjacent election night watch party rooms at The Embassy Suites Hotel in Lincoln.